Casio Exilim EX-Z270 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 5
Features 17
Size 91
Price 100

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP 1/2.5" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.7″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 97 x 55 x 22 mm
  • Weight: 111 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 Summary

This review is devoted to Exilim EX-Z270 that Casio has first introduced to the public in Jan 08, 2009. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #289 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #677 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Casio Exilim EX-Z270 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

  • Max Aperture: F2.6-7.8
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 137 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 10.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 1600
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Casio Exilim EX-Z270 With Other Cameras in Ultracompact 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-Z270. 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 Ultracompact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Casio Exilim EX-Z270

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 has the following external dimensions 97 x 97 x 22 mm (38.19 x 21.65 x 8.66″) with the weight of 111 g.

The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Casio Exilim EX-Z270, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Casio Exilim EX-Z270 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 22mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Casio Exilim EX-Z270 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-Z270 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-Z270 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 — 22 mm
Min: 13 mm
Average: 20 mm
Max: 33 mm

Weight

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 — 111 g
Min: 87 g
Average: 137 g
Max: 221 g

Unfortunately, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 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-Z270 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-Z270 Photo and Sensor Features

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Casio Exilim EX-Z270 has the following ISO range 100 - 1600 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Casio Exilim EX-Z270. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 features a 10.0 MP 1/2.5" 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-Z270 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 1/2.5" sensor featured in Casio Exilim EX-Z270 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Casio Exilim EX-Z270

LCD and ViewFinder

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 115k dots.

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

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Casio Exilim EX-Z270 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Exilim EX-Z270 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Casio Exilim EX-Z270, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Exilim EX-Z270 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Casio Exilim EX-Z270 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Casio Exilim EX-Z270’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-Z270’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Exilim EX-Z270 to the average Compact camera.

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

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-Z270 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 35. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 can be called a Intermediate 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:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-Z270 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 49. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (97 x 55 x 22 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.5"(5.744 x 4.308 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-Z270 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 15. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 can be called a 15 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)
  • Small size (97 x 55 x 22 mm)

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-Z270 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 31. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (111 g)
  • Small size (97 x 55 x 22 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-Z270 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 14. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-Z270 can be called a 14 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

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Casio Exilim EX-Z270 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Casio
Model Exilim EX-Z270
Announced Jan 08, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.7″
Screen Resolution 115k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 1/2 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Sensor Dimensions 5.744 x 4.308 mm
Sensor Area 24.74 mm2
Sensor Resolution 10.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
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 111 g
Physical Dimensions 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model NP-80
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage Slots 1

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