This review is devoted to Exilim EX-ZR400 that Casio has first introduced to the public in Jan 29, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 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 #42 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #501 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 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-ZR400. 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-ZR400 has the following external dimensions 105 x 105 x 29 mm (41.34 x 23.23 x 11.42″) with the weight of 205 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-ZR400, 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-ZR400 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-ZR400 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 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-ZR400 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 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-ZR400 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-ZR400 comes with Exilim Engine HS processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 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-ZR400 has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Casio Exilim EX-ZR400. 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-ZR400 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.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 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-ZR400 with other standard sensor sizes.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 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.
Some of the other highlights of Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 are its 30.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, Exilim EX-ZR400 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
As for the video quality characteristics of Casio Exilim EX-ZR400, 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-ZR400 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect Exilim EX-ZR400 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 provides a shooting life of 500, 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-ZR400 offers the highest battery life that reaches 500 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Casio Exilim EX-ZR400’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-ZR400’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Exilim EX-ZR400 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-ZR400 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 24. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 can be called a Underclass 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-ZR400 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 37. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 can be called a 72 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 6. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 41. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 can be called a 41 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||Jan 29, 2013|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||461k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||30.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye|
|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|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps) 224 x 64 (1000 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||105 x 59 x 29 mm|
|Battery Life||500 shots|
|Battery Type||500 shots|