- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
- 205g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
- Revealed May 2012
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Casio EX-ZR300 overview
Casio EX-ZR300 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally launched on May of 2012. It has a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The EX-ZR300 stands at #76 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all-around #561 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to look at our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personal requirements.
Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Casio EX-ZR300 family
The Casio EX-ZR300 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can find all past and newer models along with main features.
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR80025-450mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR70025-450mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR40024-300mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR100024-300mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR1528-196mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR10024-300mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-H3024-300mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-ZR1028-196mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-H20G24-240mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-FH2526-520mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-FH10024-240mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-H1524-240mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-FC15037-185mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-Z3336-107mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-Z28026-104mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-Z9035-105mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-Z45028-112mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-H1024-240mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-S1236-108mm
EX-ZR300 vs EX-FC100()mm
Casio EX-ZR300 Gallery
You can look at the EX-ZR300 from several angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-ZR300 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Casio EX-ZR300 based on things which are often viewed as essential in a camera.
Casio EX-ZR300 Sensor information
The Casio EX-ZR300 is run by the Exilim Engine HS processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Casio EX-ZR300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and has a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the EX-ZR300's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-ZR300 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Casio EX-ZR300 dimensions
Casio EX-ZR300 weighs around 0.45 pounds (205 gr / 7.23 oz) & has outside measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Casio EX-ZR300 is lighter as compared with its competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a shot of the Casio EX-ZR300 beside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the EX-ZR300.
Casio EX-ZR300 Lens information
The EX-ZR300 has got a built-in lens having a focal range of 24-300mm making it a 12.5 x zoom which is amazing and will let you zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.0 which will be really sluggish and not ideal for low light events and you will probably find it hard to get good bokeh. You could also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy files. With the long end, 300mm is terrific zoom and comes to f5.9 which is quite slow and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Casio EX-ZR300 Connectivity
The EX-ZR300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send pictures and usually adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Casio EX-ZR300 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Casio EX-ZR300 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality and file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy another model should you need better audio for your video clips.
Casio EX-ZR300 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Casio EX-ZR300 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Casio EX-ZR300 Display and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-ZR300 has a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Casio EX-ZR300 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy in sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Casio EX-ZR300 Shutter information
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Casio EX-ZR300 Flash and Hot shoe information
Casio EX-ZR300 comes with just integrated flash with no external flash ability.
Casio EX-ZR300 Autofocusing information
Casio EX-ZR300 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Casio EX-ZR300 has got manual focus in case it is required in low light conditions or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Casio EX-ZR300 Battery life
The battery (NP-130) on the Casio EX-ZR300 is made to last for 500 shutters based on the CIPA measurements making it higher than average for its class. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest possible (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
EX-ZR300 vs B500600 nonoyes
EX-ZR300 vs L840590 noyesno
EX-ZR300 vs FZ200540 yesnono
EX-ZR300 vs V-Lux 4540 yesnono
Casio EX-ZR300 for varying types of photography
The following illustration presents a analysis of the Casio EX-ZR300 for varying types of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Casio EX-ZR300 Portrait photography highlights
The Casio EX-ZR300 receives a points total of 40 which is low, and means the camera is just not very good to use for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos & flexibility to use external flash.
Casio EX-ZR300 Street photography factors
Having a nice score of 62, the Casio EX-ZR300 is a good choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Casio EX-ZR300 as a Sports photography camera
A average sports photography points tally of 55 indicates the Casio EX-ZR300 is relatively adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Casio EX-ZR300 Travel photography features
Portability is very critical in buying a travel camera. Overall, the Casio EX-ZR300 gets a above average 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable pick to take with you on your vacations.
Casio EX-ZR300 Landscape photography features
For those who are looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR300 at it's decent grade of 52 as a landscape camera is somewhat adequate in the current market.
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR300
A vlogging camera should really posses a moving screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-ZR300 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a low rating of 33.
Casio EX-ZR300 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the EX-ZR300, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart here gives you a bird's eye view of the EX-ZR300 compared to it's highest scored rivals listed previously.
Following are several cameras you might view as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.