Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Review

Overall 44
Imaging 9
Features 24
Size 87
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 40.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 64 (480, 1000 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 105 x 59 x 29 mm
  • Weight: 204 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Summary

This review is devoted to Exilim EX-ZR100 that Casio has first introduced to the public in Jul 19, 2011. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #49 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #525 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 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

  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 40.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 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-ZR100. 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-ZR100

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 has the following external dimensions 105 x 105 x 29 mm (41.34 x 23.23 x 11.42″) with the weight of 204 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100, 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-ZR100 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 29mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 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-ZR100 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-ZR100 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 — 29 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 — 204 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 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-ZR100 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-ZR100 Photo and Sensor Features

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 comes with Exilim Engine HS processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Casio Exilim EX-ZR100. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact 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-ZR100 features a 12.0 MP 1/2.3" 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-ZR100 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 1/2.3" sensor featured in Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100

LCD and ViewFinder

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 461k dots.

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

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 are its 40.0 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-ZR100 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Casio Exilim EX-ZR100, 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. Namely, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 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-ZR100 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Casio Exilim EX-ZR100’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-ZR100’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Exilim EX-ZR100 to the average SuperZoom camera.

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

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 32. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 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 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 37. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (105 x 59 x 29 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 can be called a 72 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (40.0 fps)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (105 x 59 x 29 mm)

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 30. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (204 g)
  • Small size (105 x 59 x 29 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 22. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 can be called a 22 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 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Casio
Model Exilim EX-ZR100
Announced Jul 19, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 461k 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 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 40.0 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
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
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 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 64 (480, 1000 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
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 204 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 59 x 29 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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