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Casio EX-ZR300
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Casio EX-ZR300 Digital Camera

16.1MP 12.5x CMOS 4x Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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29 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

This Casio camera has a brilliant average owner rating based on 17 owner reviews. Most EX-ZR300 owners think it is one of the better digital cameras of this type and age.

Casio Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Casio has excellent average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. M. Erickson mentioned “Great photos and 30 FPS”. Oc_ gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “I use this to take pictures at track days and my photos come out better than the pros that show up the track with an SLR type camera” in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300. Oc_ also said “I then take a huge burst of photos of the cars in action”.

Some Casio EX-ZR300 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in low light. M. Brent mentioned on Amazon “The pictures it takes are great, low light is good” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Rmalone wrote “This is a great camera if you need high speed and in low light, I love mine as for a pocket size camera” in their review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Four people wrote that it had good features. A Musician wrote in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 on Amazon “It has long battery life and movie features, stereo sound, powerful optical zoom, editing options, low light photo without flash, etc”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “All of the features are simple to learn” in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300. Pecos Bill wrote on Amazon “Great features and fast delivery” and rated the product as very good.

Good Product Quality

Three Casio EX-ZR300 owners who reviewed the Casio EX-ZR300 considered that it was good quality. Dcsurvivalist mentioned in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 on Amazon “Excellent picture quality” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Jimmy mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The slo-mo quality was awesome” in his review of the Casio EX-ZR300. Nathan mentioned “The quality is great” in his Casio EX-ZR300 review.

Good Video Capture

Several Casio EX-ZR300 owners who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. Three years ago M. Erickson rated the product 5 stars and wrote “You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video”. Also three years ago Nathan mentioned “The full-HD video looks great” in his review and scored it very highly.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Kev said “The zoom is amazing”. One Casio EX-ZR300 owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Kev mentioned on Amazon “It has a auto tracking focus that rocks”.

Easy to Use

One person reckoned that the Casio EX-ZR300 was easy to use the menus. Kev rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Its really easy to press menu and select English though” in their review. One Casio EX-ZR300 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Pecos Bill gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Have found it to be full of other easy to use features”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Benne said on Amazon “Go for it if you need slow motion videos as an affordable price” and gave it an excellent rating. One Casio EX-ZR300 reviewer considered that this digital camera was cheap. Nathan mentioned in his review on Amazon “The pictures look great as well! Very inexpensive camera with so many features”.

Good Battery Life

Several Casio EX-ZR300 owners who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life. Benne said “Battery life is phenomenal and still pictures are excellent”.

Good Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Beth Roberts wrote in her review of the Casio EX-ZR300 three years ago “Thank you to all who mentioned that the User Manual is in Japanese! I simply downloaded the User Guide in English from Casio's website” and scored the product very highly.

Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the EX-ZR300 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average screen size of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the GE J1455, and the Sony DSC-HX20 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support Full HD video, the EX-ZR300 supports Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The EX-ZR300 has one of the higher megapixel counts (16.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

Other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung DV300.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX50 (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of 12.5 times zoom factor, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) (18x and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EX-ZR300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EX-ZR300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EX-ZR300 range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. The Casio EX-ZR300 has one of the biggest combined zoom (199.3 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Casio EX-ZR300 is a camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZR300 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The EX-ZR300 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EX-ZR300 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

At 7.9, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The maximum apertures of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the EX-ZR300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EX-ZR300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EX-ZR300.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The EX-ZR300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Casio digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Casio camera.

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TFT Display

The EX-ZR300 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EX-ZR300 ranges from LCD to OLED.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The EX-ZR300 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 have an image stabiliser, however the EX-ZR300 does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The EX-ZR300 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to consider including the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX500 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Casio EX-ZR300 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EX-ZR300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the EX-ZR300 are not 3D compatible. The EX-ZR300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (£379.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS. The EX-ZR300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (£276.00), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the EX-ZR300 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZR300 range from 1x to 810x. The EX-ZR300 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (£379.99), or the Canon PowerShot S110 (£530.99).

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the WB200F (5x and higher rated), or the WB150F (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x and higher rated).

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash mode "Red-eye reduction" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the EX-ZR300 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported power source is Battery, but this power source is not supported by this Casio camera. The power sources AC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this age and spec have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s. The EX-ZR300 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Playback Mode

The EX-ZR300 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Casio digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EX-ZR300.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio EX-ZR300

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 165 grams, the EX-ZR300 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H70 (£159.00) (164g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The EX-ZR300 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00).

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S5100 (CCD), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Dimension

User Reviews

(17)
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great camera - and is one of the least expensive ones if you need high speed videography at 240, 480 or 1000 frames per second. Battery life is phenomenal and still pictures are excellent...

Reviewed 14 April 2014 by Guy SABATIER
(Verified Purchase)

The only problem that the notice for the cam is only in Japanese there no English or French version. Thanks anyway...

Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Pecos Bill
(Verified Purchase)

I bought the camera for the high speed feature but have found it to be full of other easy to use features. I was a bit concerned before buying it that it is sold directly from a firm in Japan but... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2013 by Beth Roberts
(Verified Purchase)

I've just finished charging this camera, so will update later. Thank you to all who mentioned that the User Manual is in Japanese! I simply downloaded the User Guide in English from Casio's... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2013 by Jimmy
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this camera just for sports applications. I really needed a high-speed camera for slo-motion analysis at 1000 fps. What I found was that even at 240 fps, the slo-mo quality was awesome.... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2013 by M. erickson
(Verified Purchase)

Had to switch from Japanese to English but great photos and 30 FPS. You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video.

Reviewed 22 June 2013 by My Nguyen
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered this in mid-May from Japan. I received within 15 days or in about 2 weeks. It would be very difficult to find this camera with the features I was looking for at such low price around the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2013 by David
(Verified Purchase)

Shipping was great and fast (from Japan). Switching the language wasn't a problem. The camera works as expected. I'm happy with the high speed function which is one of the main reasons I chose... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2013 by M. Brent
(Verified Purchase)

The CASIO Exilim line of cameras has served me well as a casual camera for a long time, and this is the fourth time I've upgraded inside the line. This time I went for the import model, to get all... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2013 by Nathan
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is amazing, and I use it much more than my camcorder. The full-HD video looks great, and the slow-motion footage is incredible. For the price range that you are paying, the quality is... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio exzr300, casio exzr300g, casio exzr300r, casio exzr300w, casio exzr300gd, casio exzr300rd, casio exzr300we
Barcodes 04971850495833, 04971850495840, 04971850495857, 04971850496144, 04971850496151, 04971850496168, 04971850496175

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