Casio EX-ZR700

Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-450mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 222g - 108 x 60 x 31mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Casio EX-ZR700 overview

Casio EX-ZR700 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally released on January of 2013. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The EX-ZR700 is placed #57 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #524 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your customized criteria.

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Here is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-ZR700 family

The Casio EX-ZR700 is part of a family of products. You can see the full range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR800
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR800
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR70025-450mm
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR400
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR300
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-ZR700 vs EX-H30
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-ZR700 vs EX-ZR10
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-ZR700 vs EX-H20G
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH25 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH25
EX-ZR700 vs EX-FH25
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-ZR700 vs EX-FH100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-ZR700 vs EX-H15
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-ZR700 vs EX-FC150
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-ZR700 vs EX-Z33
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-ZR700 vs EX-Z280
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-ZR700 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-ZR700 vs EX-Z450
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-ZR700 vs EX-H10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-ZR700 vs EX-S12
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-ZR700 vs EX-FC100

Casio EX-ZR700 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Casio EX-ZR700 based on criterias which are generally seen as important in a camera.

does have HDMI out
flash built-in
good MP (16 megapixels)
great battery power (470 shots)
great min ISO (80)
great zoom (450mm)
great zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (222 grams)
manual focus
nice clear screen (922 k dots)
nice screen size (3 inches)
relatively wide (25mm)
supports face detect focusing
supports tracking focus
can't use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW format
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
missing headphone support
missing microphone support
missing Timelapse function
no articulating screen
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f5.9)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Casio EX-ZR700 Sensor info

The Casio EX-ZR700 features the EXILIM Engine HS 3 chip. The sensor measurement in the Casio EX-ZR700 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at 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 might lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath displays the EX-ZR700's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The EX-ZR700 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-ZR700 dimensions

Casio EX-ZR700 is 0.49 lb (222g or 7.83 oz) & has outer size of 108mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Casio EX-ZR700 is lighter compared with other rivals.

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Here is a image of the Casio EX-ZR700 besides a soft drink to help you get a sense of its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button arrangement on the EX-ZR700.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-ZR700 Lens info

The EX-ZR700 offers a fixed lens and a focal range of 25-450mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is significant and would allow you to zoom all the way in.

At the widest 25mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 which is very slow and not great for low light circumstances and you may struggle to get good bokeh. You might also have to raise the ISO setting causing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 450mm is terrific zoom and comes at f5.9 which is quite slow and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-ZR700 Connectivity

The EX-ZR700 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

Certain applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Casio EX-ZR700 Video info

The highest video resolution in the Casio EX-ZR700 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance between quality vs file sizes but FULL HD is not going to give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to look at a different model in case you want good audio for your video clips.

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Casio EX-ZR700 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-ZR700 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions can easily damage the camera.

Casio EX-ZR700 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-ZR700 includes a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 922k dots.

Please note that the display screen has no touch support.

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The View Finder specifications for Casio EX-ZR700 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Casio EX-ZR700 Shutter info

Casio EX-ZR700 has the ability to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Casio EX-ZR700 Flash and Hot shoe info

Casio EX-ZR700 features only built in flash with no external flash ability.

Casio EX-ZR700 Autofocus info

Casio EX-ZR700 features just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera includes Face detect making it helpful for portraits.

It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Casio EX-ZR700 comes with manual focus when required during low light occasions or you require more precise control on focus.

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Casio EX-ZR700 Battery life

The battery power (NP-130) for the Casio EX-ZR700 is built to last for 470 pictures with respect to the CIPA specifications which is higher than the usual for its class. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life within this range of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the best battery life:

Casio EX-ZR700 for different styles of photography

The following diagram displays a overview of the Casio EX-ZR700 for different styles of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZR700

The Casio EX-ZR700 gets a rating of 44 which is terrible, meaning that it is simply not good to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the ability to use off-camera flash.

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you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Casio EX-ZR700 Street photography features

Coming in at a nice score of 61, the Casio EX-ZR700 is a good fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.

Photography Glossary
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (222g)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Casio EX-ZR700 Sports photography highlights

A decent sports photography points total of 51 means the Casio EX-ZR700 is somewhat acceptable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery life (470 per charge)
max fps low (3.0 frames per second)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus

Casio EX-ZR700 Travel photography advice

Size is very important in buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Casio EX-ZR700 gets a very good 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent option to buy for your holidays.

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better than average battery (470 per charge)
lighter than competition (222 grams)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
long reach (450mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)

Casio EX-ZR700 Landscape photography features

If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR700 with it's decent score of 52 for a landscape camera is fairly acceptable amongst its competition.

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manual focus
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
good battery (470 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function

Casio EX-ZR700 Vlogging details

A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Casio EX-ZR700 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible rating of 34.

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reasonably wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (222g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of microphone port

Casio EX-ZR700 Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the EX-ZR700, here is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The line chart down below gives you a summary of the EX-ZR700 vs it's highest scoring rivals listed previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may check out as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Casio Exilim EX-ZR700
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
EXILIM Engine HS 3
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW data
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
25-450mm (18.0x)
Highest aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
Display resolution
922k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Display tech
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
4.70 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 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
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
222g (0.49 lb)
108 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2")
Battery life
470 photographs
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Card slots
Cost at launch