Casio EX-ZS15

 
Casio Exilim EX-ZS15 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • " Fixed Display
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • 154g - 103 x 59 x 20mm
  • Announced July 2011
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
15
Overall
29

Casio EX-ZS15 overview

Casio EX-ZS15 is Casio's Ultracompact camera originally announced on July of 2011. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The EX-ZS15 stands at #107 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1107 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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The following is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio EX-ZS15 family

The Casio EX-ZS15 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS15()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS5 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS5
EX-ZS15 vs EX-ZS5
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z16 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z16
EX-ZS15 vs EX-Z16
36-107mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-S200 front thumbnailCasio EX-S200
EX-ZS15 vs EX-S200
27-108mm
F3.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z800
EX-ZS15 vs EX-Z800
27-108mm
F3.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Casio-Exilim-EX-S7 front thumbnailCasio EX-S7
EX-ZS15 vs EX-S7
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z35 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z35
EX-ZS15 vs EX-Z35
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
EX-ZS15 vs EX-Z2000
26-130mm
F2.8-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
EX-ZS15 vs EX-Z550
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-G1 front thumbnailCasio EX-G1
EX-ZS15 vs EX-G1
38-114mm
F3.9-5.4
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S5 front thumbnailCasio EX-S5
EX-ZS15 vs EX-S5
()mm
F3.1-5.6
9MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-FS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-FS10
EX-ZS15 vs EX-FS10
38-114mm
F3.9-7.1
9MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
EX-ZS15 vs EX-Z400
28-112mm
F2.6-7.0
12MP1/2.3"2009

Casio EX-ZS15 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Casio EX-ZS15 based on factors which are usually seen as useful in a camera.

good max aperture (f)
good min ISO (0)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW format
fixed focal length (()mm)
lack of external microphone jack
lack of HDMI support
lack of headphone jack
lack of Timelapse mode
manual focus not available
maximum ISO low (0)
more heavy than competition in class (154 grams)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no manual mode
no moving screen
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
tiny screen ( inch)
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
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Casio EX-ZS15 Sensor specs

The sensor dimension in the Casio EX-ZS15 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels .

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The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 0 - 0. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the EX-ZS15's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The EX-ZS15 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Casio Exilim EX-ZS15 sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-ZS15 dimensions

Casio EX-ZS15 weighs around 0.34 lb (154 grams or 5.43 oz) and the size of the camera is 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Casio EX-ZS15 is weightier compared to various rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Casio EX-ZS15 besides a soda so you can have a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-ZS15 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the EX-ZS15.

Casio Exilim EX-ZS15 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-ZS15 Lens details

The EX-ZS15 houses a built-in lens giving a constant focal length of ()mm meaning that you don't have the luxury to zoom.

At it's widest ()mm, the lens provides an aperture of f and that's perfect in low light circumstances and capturing good bokeh. It will also make it easier to use a much lower ISO to produce cleaner photographs.

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Casio EX-ZS15 Connectivity

The EX-ZS15 has the following connectivity:

    Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy photos and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

    Several apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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    Casio EX-ZS15 Video details

    The highest video resolution in the Casio EX-ZS15 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means you have zero control over your audio. It is probably best to purchase an alternative model should you need decent audio in your video clips.

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    Casio EX-ZS15 Weather Sealing

    There is no weather proofing on the Casio EX-ZS15 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

    Casio EX-ZS15 Display and Viewfinder

    The Casio EX-ZS15 has got a " fixed display with a resolution of 0k dots.

    Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

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    The View Finder specs regarding Casio EX-ZS15 are below:

    • ViewFinder None

    In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.

    Casio EX-ZS15 Shutter details

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    Casio EX-ZS15 Flash and Hot shoe details

    Casio EX-ZS15 has got neither built in flash nor external flash ability.

    Casio EX-ZS15 Autofocusing details

    Casio EX-ZS15 has got only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

    It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Casio EX-ZS15 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode is good during low light occasions or you need more accurate focus control.

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    Casio EX-ZS15 Battery life

    The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest (320) battery life within this class of cameras.

    Underneath is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:

    Casio EX-ZS15 for various categories of photography

    The following graph presents a overview of the Casio EX-ZS15 for various categories of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

    Casio EX-ZS15 Portrait photography factors

    The Casio EX-ZS15 has a points tally of 30 which is low, meaning that it is not really very good to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support and capability to work with off-camera lighting.

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    MP count decent (14 megapixels)
    no manual focus
    no manual exposure
    can't use external flash
    small sensor size (1/2.3")
    lack of RAW support

    Casio EX-ZS15 Street photography info

    With a moderate score of 48, the Casio EX-ZS15 is relatively acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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    screen is fixed
    does not have image stabilization
    sensor size is small (1/2.3")
    has no RAW files
    heavier than competition in class (154 grams)
    low max ISO (0)

    Casio EX-ZS15 Sports photography information

    A low sports photography points tally of 33 suggests the Casio EX-ZS15 is not really very good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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    decent MP (14 megapixels)
    comes with tracking autofocus
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    lack of shutter priority mode
    lack of image stabilization
    sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
    no phase detect autofocus

    Travel photography with Casio EX-ZS15

    Size is pretty critical in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Casio EX-ZS15 gets a above average 61 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent pick for your holidays.

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    sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
    very good max aperture (f)
    doesn't have Time Lapse function
    heavier than average (154g)
    screen isn't selfie friendly

    Casio EX-ZS15 Landscape photography advice

    In case you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-ZS15 with it's low score of 33 for a landscape camera is not really very good within the current marketplace.

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    good maximum aperture (f)
    decent sensor resolution (14MP)
    manual focus not available
    fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
    focal length is fixed (()mm)
    screen is somewhat small ( inches)
    manual exposure not possible
    lack of image stabilization
    sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
    maximum ISO low (0)
    does not have RAW format
    missing Time Lapse function

    Casio EX-ZS15 Vlogging information

    A vlogging camera preferably should posses a moving screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Casio EX-ZS15 is not really very good for vlogging as it delivers a low rating of 26.

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    great maximum aperture (f)
    does not offer selfie friendly screen
    no image stabilization
    video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
    doesn't have mic support
    heavier than others (154 grams)

    Casio EX-ZS15 Alternatives

    If you are trying to find alternatives to the EX-ZS15, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.

    The chart down below will give you an overview of the EX-ZS15 versus it's top ranked competitors listed above.

    Following are several cameras you might regard as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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    Specifications

    General Information
    Manufacturer
    Casio
    Model
    Casio Exilim EX-ZS15
    Category
    Ultracompact
    Announced
    2011-07-18
    Body design
    Ultracompact
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    CCD
    Sensor size
    1/2.3"
    Sensor measurements
    6.17 x 4.55mm
    Sensor surface area
    28.1mm²
    Sensor resolution
    14 megapixel
    Anti aliasing filter
    Highest resolution
    4320 x 3240
    RAW support
    Highest native ISO
    0
    Minimum native ISO
    0
    Autofocusing
    Focus manually
    Touch to focus
    Autofocus continuous
    Single autofocus
    Tracking autofocus
    Selective autofocus
    Center weighted autofocus
    Multi area autofocus
    Autofocus live view
    Face detect autofocus
    Contract detect autofocus
    Phase detect autofocus
    Lens
    Lens mount
    fixed lens
    Lens focal range
    ()
    Crop factor
    5.8
    Screen
    Range of display
    Fixed Type
    Display resolution
    0k dot
    Selfie friendly
    Liveview
    Touch display
    Viewfinder Information
    Viewfinder type
    None
    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
    Features
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Manually set exposure
    Set white balance
    Image stabilization
    Inbuilt flash
    Flash range
    no built-in flash
    Flash settings
    no built-in flash
    External flash
    AE bracketing
    White balance bracketing
    Exposure
    Multisegment metering
    Average metering
    Spot metering
    Partial metering
    AF area metering
    Center weighted metering
    Video features
    Supported video resolutions
    1280 x 720
    Highest video resolution
    1280x720
    Video data format
    Motion JPEG
    Microphone input
    Headphone input
    Connectivity
    Wireless
    None
    Bluetooth
    NFC
    HDMI
    USB
    none
    GPS
    None
    Physical
    Environment seal
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    Weight
    154 gr (0.34 lbs)
    Dimensions
    103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
    Other
    Time lapse recording
    Storage slots
    One
    Price at launch
    $248