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 #49 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #472 out of 1422 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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Casio EX-ZR800 history
The Casio EX-ZR800 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Casio EX-ZR800 Gallery
You can view the EX-ZR800 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Underneath is a shot of the Casio EX-ZR800 with a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view under will illustrate the button design on the EX-ZR800.
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.
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.
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.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
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.
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.
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.
Casio EX-ZR800 Street photography highlights
With a nice score of 62, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.