Casio EX-ZR400 summary
Casio EX-ZR400 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially revealed on January of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The EX-ZR400 places at #69 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #556 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Casio EX-ZR400 history
The Casio EX-ZR400 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can find all previous and more recent models along with main features.
Casio EX-ZR400 Gallery
You can view the EX-ZR400 from different angles in the gallery here.
Casio EX-ZR400 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Casio EX-ZR400 based on criterias that are oftentimes considered important in a digital camera.
Casio EX-ZR400 Sensor information
The Casio EX-ZR400 is powered by the Exilim Engine HS processor chip. The specification of the sensor in the Casio EX-ZR400 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The image below displays the EX-ZR400's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The EX-ZR400 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Captivating footage reveals once-in-a-lifetime moment with Florida Panther
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Casio EX-ZR400 dimensions
Casio EX-ZR400 has a weight of 0.45 pounds (205 grams or 7.23 ounces) & has exterior measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Casio EX-ZR400 is less heavy compared to its competitors.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
Listed below is a photo of the Casio EX-ZR400 with a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view here will show the button arrangement on the EX-ZR400.
Casio EX-ZR400 Lens information
The EX-ZR400 provides a built-in lens giving a focal range of 24-300mm giving it a 12.5 x zoom which is huge and will enable you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.0 and that is quite sluggish and not ideal for low light circumstances and you will find it hard to get good bokeh. You will also need to increase your ISO leading to noisy photos. For the long end, 300mm is superb zoom and comes with f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Casio EX-ZR400 Connectivity
The EX-ZR400 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer files and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Casio EX-ZR400 Video information
The max video resolution in the Casio EX-ZR400 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for video quality vs file size but 1080p will not give you any room to downsample. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have zero control over the sound. It is probably best to have a look at another camera should you need better sound for your videos.
Casio EX-ZR400 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Casio EX-ZR400 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Casio EX-ZR400 Screen and Viewfinder
The Casio EX-ZR400 has got a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 461k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The View Finder details for Casio EX-ZR400 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are rather useful.
Casio EX-ZR400 Shutter information
Casio EX-ZR400 is able to shoot continuously at 30.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Casio EX-ZR400 Flash and Hot shoe information
Casio EX-ZR400 features just inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Casio EX-ZR400 Autofocus information
Casio EX-ZR400 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Casio EX-ZR400 has the ability to use manual focusing in case it is needed for low light occasions or you require more precise control on focusing.
Casio EX-ZR400 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-130) on the Casio EX-ZR400 is designed to last for 500 clicks as per the CIPA measurements which is above standard for its category. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life for this group of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:
Casio EX-ZR400 for different categories of photography
The following chart provides a rundown of the Casio EX-ZR400 for different categories of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Casio EX-ZR400 as a Portrait photography camera
The Casio EX-ZR400 has a score of 40 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files & flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Casio EX-ZR400 as a Street photography camera
Having a nice score of 62, the Casio EX-ZR400 is a fine pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Casio EX-ZR400 Sports photography information
A average sports photography points total of 57 means the Casio EX-ZR400 is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera must have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Casio EX-ZR400 Travel photography advice
Weight is extremely crucial when picking a travel camera. All round, the Casio EX-ZR400 gets a nice 71 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to take with you on your travels.
Casio EX-ZR400 as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR400 with it's reasonable grade of 52 as a landscape camera is somewhat suitable compared to its competition.
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR400
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-ZR400 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 33.
Casio EX-ZR400 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the EX-ZR400, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart here provides you a summary of the EX-ZR400 compared to it's highest ranking competitors mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you may view as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.