Casio EX-ZS5

Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 848 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 103 x 59 x 20mm
  • Released January 2011
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Casio EX-ZS5 summary

Casio EX-ZS5 is Casio's Ultracompact digital camera originally introduced on January of 2011. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The EX-ZS5 stands at #87 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over-all #1077 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personal factors.

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The following is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.

Casio EX-ZS5 history

The Casio EX-ZS5 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can find all past and current models as well as important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS15
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS10
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S200 front thumbnailCasio EX-S200
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Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z800
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S7 front thumbnailCasio EX-S7
EX-ZS5 vs EX-S7
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z35 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z35
EX-ZS5 vs EX-Z35
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
EX-ZS5 vs EX-Z2000
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
EX-ZS5 vs EX-Z550
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EX-ZS5 vs EX-FS10
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
EX-ZS5 vs EX-Z400

Casio EX-ZS5 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of good and bad points of the Casio EX-ZS5 based on features which are normally considered crucial in a digital camera.

built-in flash
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
good maximum aperture (f)
good minimum ISO (100)
has tracking autofocus
nice screen size (3")
doesn't have external microphone jack
doesn't have HDMI support
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have Timelapse function
does not have phase detect autofocus
does not have RAW format
does not have selfie friendly screen
focal length is fixed (()mm)
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of image stabilization
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low video resolution (848 x 480 pixels)
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
no shutter priority mode
screen has low resolution (461 k dot)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
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Casio EX-ZS5 Sensor information

The Casio EX-ZS5 features the Exilim Engine 5.0 processor chip. The sensor size in the Casio EX-ZS5 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the EX-ZS5's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The EX-ZS5 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-ZS5 dimensions

Casio EX-ZS5 has a weight of 0.00 lbs ( grams or 0.00 ounces) & the size of the camera is 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Casio EX-ZS5 is less heavy compared to various rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Casio EX-ZS5 beside a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.

Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the EX-ZS5.

Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-ZS5 Lens information

The EX-ZS5 has got a built-in lens giving a constant focal length of ()mm meaning that you have no ability to zoom.

At it's widest ()mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f making it amazing for low light occasions and getting good bokeh. It is going to also let you choose a much lower ISO for getting cleaner shots.

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Casio EX-ZS5 Connectivity

The EX-ZS5 has the following connectivity:

    Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send images and in some cases alter settings without connecting directly with the camera.

    Several apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.

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    Casio EX-ZS5 Video information

    The max video resolution in the Casio EX-ZS5 is 848 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's requirements. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone jack so you have zero control over the audio. It is probably best to look at an alternative model if you want decent audio for your videos.

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    Casio EX-ZS5 Weather Sealing

    There is no environment proofing on the Casio EX-ZS5 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty situations.

    Casio EX-ZS5 Screen and Viewfinder

    The Casio EX-ZS5 has a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 461k dots.

    Please note that the screen has no touch support.

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    The View Finder details for Casio EX-ZS5 are the following:

    • ViewFinder None

    Viewfinders can be very beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.

    Casio EX-ZS5 Shutter information

    The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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    Casio EX-ZS5 Flash and Hot shoe information

    Casio EX-ZS5 comes with just built in flash with no external flash support.

    Casio EX-ZS5 Autofocusing information

    Casio EX-ZS5 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

    It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Casio EX-ZS5 has not got manual focus. Manual focus is good during low light or you want to have more precise control on focusing.

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    Casio EX-ZS5 Battery life

    The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the maximum (320) battery life within this kind of cameras.

    Listed below is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that come with the highest battery life:

    Casio EX-ZS5 for various forms of photography

    The following diagram gives a outline of the Casio EX-ZS5 for various forms of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

    Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZS5

    The Casio EX-ZS5 receives a points total of 28 which is low, meaning that it is just not suitable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.

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    sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
    focusing manually not possible
    manual mode not available
    no external flash support
    sensor size is small (1/2.3")
    doesn't have RAW support

    Casio EX-ZS5 Street photography advice

    Coming in at a moderate score of 49, the Casio EX-ZS5 is fairly suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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    screen does not articulate
    no image stabilization
    small sensor size (1/2.3")
    lacks RAW format

    Casio EX-ZS5 Sports photography advice

    A low sports photography points tally of 32 means the Casio EX-ZS5 is just not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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    resolution is good (14 megapixels)
    provides tracking autofocus
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    no shutter priority mode
    does not have image stabilization
    sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
    doesn't have phase detect AF

    Casio EX-ZS5 as a Travel photography camera

    Weight is pretty important in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Casio EX-ZS5 gets a nice 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick to buy for your vacations.

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    decent sensor resolution (14MP)
    flash built-in
    good maximum aperture (f)
    missing Timelapse function
    doesn't feature selfie friendly screen

    Casio EX-ZS5 as a Landscape photography camera

    For anyone who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-ZS5 with it's low score of 38 as a landscape camera is just not suitable within the current market.

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    great max aperture (f)
    screen is a good size (3 inch)
    good resolution (14 megapixels)
    lack of manual focus
    lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
    can't change focal length (()mm)
    manual exposure not possible
    no image stabilization
    tiny sensor (1/2.3")
    no RAW format
    missing Time Lapse function

    Casio EX-ZS5 Vlogging information

    A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Casio EX-ZS5 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a low score of 27.

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    good maximum aperture (f)
    display isn't selfie friendly
    does not have image stabilization
    video quality not great (848 x 480 pixels)
    missing external microphone jack

    Casio EX-ZS5 Alternatives

    If you are looking for replacements to the EX-ZS5, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Ultracompact.

    The chart here provides you a summary of the EX-ZS5 vs it's top scored competitors shown previously.

    Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternate options. To see a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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    General Information
    Casio Exilim EX-ZS5
    Body design
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Exilim Engine 5.0
    Sensor size
    Sensor measurements
    6.16 x 4.62mm
    Sensor area
    Sensor resolution
    Anti aliasing filter
    Highest Possible resolution
    4320 x 3240
    RAW photos
    Maximum native ISO
    Min native ISO
    Manual focus
    Touch focus
    Continuous autofocus
    Autofocus single
    Tracking autofocus
    Selective autofocus
    Center weighted autofocus
    Autofocus multi area
    Autofocus live view
    Face detection autofocus
    Contract detection autofocus
    Phase detection autofocus
    Cross focus points
    Lens mount
    fixed lens
    Lens focal range
    Crop factor
    Screen type
    Fixed Type
    Screen sizing
    Screen resolution
    461k dot
    Selfie friendly
    Touch operation
    Viewfinder Information
    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
    Min shutter speed
    15 secs
    Max shutter speed
    1/2000 secs
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Manually set exposure
    Custom white balance
    Image stabilization
    Integrated flash
    External flash
    AE bracketing
    White balance bracketing
    Multisegment metering
    Average metering
    Spot metering
    Partial metering
    AF area metering
    Center weighted metering
    Video features
    Video resolutions
    848 x 480
    Maximum video resolution
    Video file format
    Motion JPEG
    Microphone input
    Headphone input
    Environment seal
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
    Time lapse recording
    Storage slots
    Pricing at release