Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 7
Features 27
Size 88
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 102 x 59 x 27 mm
  • Weight: 176 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Summary

This review is devoted to Exilim EX-ZR15 that Casio has first introduced to the public in Jan 09, 2012. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #278 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #657 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 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

  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Battery Life: 325 shots

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact 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-ZR15. 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 Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 has the following external dimensions 102 x 102 x 27 mm (40.16 x 23.23 x 10.63″) with the weight of 176 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Casio Exilim EX-ZR15, 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-ZR15 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 27mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 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-ZR15 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-ZR15 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 — 325 shots
Min: 140 shots
Average: 241 shots
Max: 470 shots

Thickness

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 — 27 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 — 176 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 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-ZR15 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-ZR15 Photo and Sensor Features

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Casio Exilim EX-ZR15. 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-ZR15 features a 16.0 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-ZR15 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-ZR15 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

LCD and ViewFinder

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 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-ZR15 are its 3.0 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-ZR15 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Exilim EX-ZR15 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-ZR15, 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-ZR15 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 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-ZR15 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 provides a shooting life of 325, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.

Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Compact category, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 offers the highest battery life that reaches 325 shots.

How Good is Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Casio Exilim EX-ZR15’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-ZR15’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Exilim EX-ZR15 to the average Compact camera.

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

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 41. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 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
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 41. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (102 x 59 x 27 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-ZR15 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 31. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 can be called a 31 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (325 shots)
  • Small size (102 x 59 x 27 mm)

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (176 g)
  • Small size (102 x 59 x 27 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

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

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 9. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 can be called a 9 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:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Casio
Model Exilim EX-ZR15
Announced Jan 09, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 2
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 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5.2
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 CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
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 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, 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 176 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 59 x 27 mm
Battery Life 325 shots
Battery Type 325 shots
Battery Model NP-110
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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