Casio EX-ZR400

 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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 January 2013
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  • Alternatives
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Portability
92
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

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 #62 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #508 out of 1428 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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR800
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR700
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR40024-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR1000
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR300
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR15
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR100
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-ZR400 vs EX-H30
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-ZR400 vs EX-ZR10
28-196mm
F3.0-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-ZR400 vs EX-H20G
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH25 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH25
EX-ZR400 vs EX-FH25
26-520mm
F2.8-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2010
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-ZR400 vs EX-FH100
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
10MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-ZR400 vs EX-H15
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-ZR400 vs EX-FC150
37-185mm
F3.6-4.5
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-ZR400 vs EX-Z33
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-ZR400 vs EX-Z280
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-ZR400 vs EX-Z90
35-105mm
F3.1-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-ZR400 vs EX-Z450
28-112mm
F2.6-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-ZR400 vs EX-H10
24-240mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-ZR400 vs EX-S12
36-108mm
F2.8-7.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-ZR400 vs EX-FC100
()mm
F3.6-8.5
9MP1/2.3"2009

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.

better than average battery pack (500 shots)
decent sized screen (3")
fast continuous shooting (30.0 fps)
flash built-in
focusing manually
good minimum ISO (80)
has HDMI support
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
long zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
cannot use external flash
does not have headphone jack
does not have microphone jack
does not have Timelapse mode
fixed screen
lacks phase detect AF
lacks RAW format
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
screen has low resolution (461 k dot)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

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.

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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.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Listed below is a photo of the Casio EX-ZR400 with a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 dimensions scale

The top view here will show the button arrangement on the EX-ZR400.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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you can focus manually
decent MP (16MP)
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

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.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average in class (205g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Casio EX-ZR400 Sports photography information

A average sports photography points total of 58 means the Casio EX-ZR400 is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera must have good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
high frames per second (30.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
features tracking focus
good battery (500 CIPA)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF

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.

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great battery life (500 CIPA)
lighter than average in class (205g)
good MP (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (300mm)
no Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)

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.

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has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
better than average battery pack (500 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording

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.

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really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (205 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone port

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Casio
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed
2013-01-29
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Processor
Exilim Engine HS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Highest native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-300mm (12.5x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range
1cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3"
Resolution of screen
461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
15 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
30.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
4.70 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps) 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video format
H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
205 gr (0.45 lbs)
Dimensions
105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
Other
Battery life
500 photos
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-130
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
One
Launch pricing
$0