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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, Exilim EX-100 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Announced||Feb 06, 2014|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/20000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||30.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye reduction|
|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|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||25|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||119 x 67 x 50 mm|
|Battery Life||390 shots|
|Battery Type||390 shots|