Casio EX-ZR800

Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-450mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 222g - 108 x 60 x 31mm
  • Revealed August 2013
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Casio EX-ZR800 summary

Casio EX-ZR800 is Casio's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on August of 2013. The camera uses a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The EX-ZR800 is rated #44 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #494 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personalized criteria.

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Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Casio EX-ZR800 history

The Casio EX-ZR800 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR800 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR80025-450mm
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR700 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR700
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR700
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR400 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR400
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR400
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR1000 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR1000
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR1000
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR300 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR300
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR300
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR15
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR100 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR100
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H30 front thumbnailCasio EX-H30
EX-ZR800 vs EX-H30
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZR10
EX-ZR800 vs EX-ZR10
Casio-Exilim-EX-H20G front thumbnailCasio EX-H20G
EX-ZR800 vs EX-H20G
Casio-Exilim-EX-FH25 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH25
EX-ZR800 vs EX-FH25
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Casio-Exilim-EX-FH100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FH100
EX-ZR800 vs EX-FH100
Casio-Exilim-EX-H15 front thumbnailCasio EX-H15
EX-ZR800 vs EX-H15
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC150 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC150
EX-ZR800 vs EX-FC150
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z33 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z33
EX-ZR800 vs EX-Z33
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z280 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z280
EX-ZR800 vs EX-Z280
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z90 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z90
EX-ZR800 vs EX-Z90
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z450 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z450
EX-ZR800 vs EX-Z450
Casio-Exilim-EX-H10 front thumbnailCasio EX-H10
EX-ZR800 vs EX-H10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S12 front thumbnailCasio EX-S12
EX-ZR800 vs EX-S12
Casio-Exilim-EX-FC100 front thumbnailCasio EX-FC100
EX-ZR800 vs EX-FC100

Casio EX-ZR800 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Casio EX-ZR800 based on features which are normally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.

amazing zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
built-in flash
features face detection autofocus
features tracking autofocus
good battery life (470 shots)
good minimum ISO (80)
good resolution screen (922 k dot)
has manual focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes HDMI support
lighter than average in class (222 grams)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
nice screen size (3 inches)
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (450mm)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
cannot use external flash
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW support
does not have selfie friendly screen
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
no articulating screen
no external mic jack
no headphone jack
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Casio EX-ZR800 Sensor features

The Casio EX-ZR800 is powered by the EXILIM Engine HS 3 chip. The sensor specification on the Casio EX-ZR800 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the EX-ZR800's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The EX-ZR800 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-ZR800 dimensions

Casio EX-ZR800 weighs 0.49 lb (222 gr or 7.83 ounces) and features outside proportions of 108mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Casio EX-ZR800 is less heavy than various rivals.

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Underneath is a shot of the Casio EX-ZR800 with a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button design on the EX-ZR800.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-ZR800 Lens features

The EX-ZR800 houses an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 25-450mm giving it a 18.0 x zoom which is very good and will enable you to zoom all the way in.

At it's widest 25mm, it will have an aperture of f3.5 and that's somewhat sluggish and not the best in low light conditions and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to boost your ISO giving you noisy images. Towards the long end, 450mm is superb zoom and comes to f5.9 which is quite slow and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-ZR800 Connectivity

The EX-ZR800 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer files and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Casio EX-ZR800 Video features

The highest possible video quality on the Casio EX-ZR800 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The body does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means you have zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to purchase another model if you require decent audio in your videos.

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Casio EX-ZR800 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-ZR800 does not have environment sealing so rainy conditions might damage the camera.

Casio EX-ZR800 Screen and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-ZR800 houses a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 922k dots.

Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Casio EX-ZR800 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be rather valuable.

Casio EX-ZR800 Shutter features

Casio EX-ZR800 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Casio EX-ZR800 Flash and Hot shoe features

Casio EX-ZR800 boasts just integrated flash with missing external flash support.

Casio EX-ZR800 Autofocusing features

Casio EX-ZR800 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and exact than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is helpful for portrait photography.

It also has Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Casio EX-ZR800 comes with manual focus if needed for low light scenarios or you need to have more exact control on focus.

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Casio EX-ZR800 Battery life

The battery life (NP-130) for the Casio EX-ZR800 is made to last for 470 images as per the CIPA standards making it higher than the usual for its class. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the best (600) battery life for this category of cameras.

Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Casio EX-ZR800 for various forms of photography

The following bar chart gives a outline of the Casio EX-ZR800 for various forms of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Casio EX-ZR800 Portrait photography factors

The Casio EX-ZR800 has a score of 44 which is lousy, and means the camera is not suitable for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the ability to utilize external flash.

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focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focusing
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Casio EX-ZR800 Street photography highlights

With a nice score of 61, the Casio EX-ZR800 is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (222g)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Casio EX-ZR800 Sports photography advice

A reasonable sports photography rating of 51 suggests the Casio EX-ZR800 is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery (470 shots)
max fps very slow (3.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus

Casio EX-ZR800 as a Travel photography camera

Size is really important in choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Casio EX-ZR800 gets a above average 74 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable choice to take with you on your vacations.

Photography Glossary
good battery power (470 CIPA)
lighter than competition in class (222g)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
great zoom (450mm)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)

Casio EX-ZR800 as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Casio EX-ZR800 and it's reasonable rating of 55 as a landscape camera is reasonably adequate within the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16MP)
better than average battery pack (470 per charge)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR800

A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Casio EX-ZR800 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a lousy score of 34.

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decently wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors (222g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly display
does not have mic socket

Casio EX-ZR800 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the EX-ZR800, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph underneath offers you a bird's eye view of the EX-ZR800 versus it's top ranking competitors mentioned earlier.

These are some more cameras you might check out as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
Small Sensor Superzoom
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
EXILIM Engine HS 3
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
25-450mm (18.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
3 inches
Screen resolution
922k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
4.70 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
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),
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
222 grams (0.49 lbs)
108 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2")
Battery life
470 photos
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Storage slots
Pricing at release