Casio Exilim EX-100 Review

Overall 44
Imaging 13
Features 47
Size 80
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 12800 (Expands to 25600)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3.5″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 30.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 119 x 67 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 389 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Casio Exilim EX-100 Summary

This review is devoted to Exilim EX-100 that Casio has first introduced to the public in Feb 06, 2014. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #45 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #506 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Casio Exilim EX-100 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Casio Exilim EX-100 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Screen Size: 3.5″
  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/20000
  • Continuous Shooting: 30.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 390 shots

CONs

  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Number Of Focus Points: 25
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Casio Exilim EX-100 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Casio Exilim EX-100. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100 has the following external dimensions 119 x 119 x 50 mm (46.85 x 26.38 x 19.69″) with the weight of 389 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Casio Exilim EX-100, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Casio Exilim EX-100 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 50mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Casio Exilim EX-100 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Casio Exilim EX-100 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Casio Exilim EX-100 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Casio Exilim EX-100 — 390 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Casio Exilim EX-100 — 50 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Casio Exilim EX-100 — 389 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Casio Exilim EX-100 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Casio Exilim EX-100 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Casio Exilim EX-100 Photo and Sensor Features

Casio Exilim EX-100 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Casio Exilim EX-100 has the following ISO range 80 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 25600.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Casio Exilim EX-100 features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Casio Exilim EX-100 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/1.7" sensor featured in Casio Exilim EX-100 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Casio Exilim EX-100

LCD and ViewFinder

Casio Exilim EX-100 is equipped with a Tilting 3.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 922k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Casio Exilim EX-100 are its 30.0 fps max speed and 1/20000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Exilim EX-100 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Exilim EX-100 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Casio Exilim EX-100, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files.

Casio Exilim EX-100 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Casio Exilim EX-100 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Casio Exilim EX-100 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Exilim EX-100 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Exilim EX-100 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Casio Exilim EX-100 provides a shooting life of 390, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Superzoom category, Casio Exilim EX-100 offers the highest battery life that reaches 390 shots.

How Good is Casio Exilim EX-100 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Casio Exilim EX-100’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Casio Exilim EX-100’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Exilim EX-100 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Casio Exilim EX-100 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-100 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 76. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-100 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/20000s)
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-100 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-100 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 30. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-100 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (119 x 67 x 50 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/1.7"(7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-100 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-100 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-100 can be called a 89 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (30.0 fps)
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/20000s)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (25)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (390 shots)

Casio Exilim EX-100 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-100 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-100 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Big size (119 x 67 x 50 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder

Casio Exilim EX-100 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-100 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 61. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-100 can be called a 61 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Casio Exilim EX-100 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Casio
Model Exilim EX-100
Announced Feb 06, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3.5″
Screen Resolution 922k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 15 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/20000 s
Continuous Shooting 30.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 6.1
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye reduction
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/1.7"
Sensor Dimensions 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Sensor Area 41.52 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO 25,600
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 389 g
Physical Dimensions 119 x 67 x 50 mm
Battery Life 390 shots
Battery Type 390 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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