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Casio EX-ZR300 Digital Camera

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

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this compact camera camera is terrific based on 17 owner reviews. Users think this Casio digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of a similar spec and age.

Casio Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Casio cameras and also specifically for Casio compact cameras and found that in both cases Casio had excellent reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. M. Erickson said “Great photos and 30 FPS”. Oc_ mentioned “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 Casio EX-ZR300 review. Oc_ also wrote “I then take a huge burst of photos of the cars in action”.

Some people reckoned that it was good in low light. M. Brent wrote in their review “The pictures it takes are great, low light is good”. Rmalone wrote on Amazon “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 of the Casio EX-ZR300.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. A Musician said on Amazon four years ago “It has long battery life and movie features, stereo sound, powerful optical zoom, editing options, low light photo without flash, etc”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All of the features are simple to learn”. Pecos Bill mentioned “Great features and fast delivery” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several customers concluded that the product was good quality. Dcsurvivalist gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Excellent picture quality”. Jimmy said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The slo-mo quality was awesome”. Four years ago Nathan said “The quality is great” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. M. Erickson mentioned in their review on Amazon “You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video”. Nathan mentioned in his review on Amazon “The full-HD video looks great”.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Kev said “The zoom is amazing”. One Casio EX-ZR300 reviewer considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Kev gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote four years ago “It has a auto tracking focus that rocks” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

One Casio EX-ZR300 owner said that it was easy to use the menus. Kev wrote in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 on Amazon four years ago “Its really easy to press menu and select English though” and scored it very highly. One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Pecos Bill mentioned “Have found it to be full of other easy to use features” in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Benne wrote “Go for it if you need slow motion videos as an affordable price” in their review. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was cheap. Nathan scored it very highly and he wrote in his Casio EX-ZR300 review “The pictures look great as well! Very inexpensive camera with so many features”.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Benne mentioned in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 “Battery life is phenomenal and still pictures are excellent” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Support

One Casio EX-ZR300 owner reckoned that the Casio EX-ZR300 had good technical guidance. Beth Roberts mentioned in her review on Amazon “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”.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The EX-ZR300 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EX-ZR300 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Casio EX-ZR300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Panasonic DMC-LX7, the Fujifilm X10, and the Canon 145 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The EX-ZR300 has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average megapixel of cameras that were released around the same time as the EX-ZR300 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

We compared all the other 16.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon 26, and the Canon ELPH 320 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX50 (16.2MP), or the Leica X2 (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 12.5 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EX-ZR300 is 0.17x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon 610 (£185.00) (14x), the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (15x), or the GE G100 (£159.99) (15x).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of cameras of a comparable age and type to the EX-ZR300 is 49x. The EX-ZR300 has a very big combined zoom (199.3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Five White Balances

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Casio camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The EX-ZR300 is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The EX-ZR300 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this Casio camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Cameras of a similar age and type to the EX-ZR300 still image resolution(s)s range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 7.9, the EX-ZR300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Casio EX-ZR300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Casio camera supports a video resolutions 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EX-ZR300.

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

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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 camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the EX-ZR300 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Casio camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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TFT Display

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this type and age. 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. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EX-ZR300 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The EX-ZR300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Casio camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZR300 is 26mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The EX-ZR300 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EX-ZR300 do have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support video capability. The EX-ZR300 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-WX200, or the Nikon 25 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the EX-ZR300, the EX-ZR300 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon N100, or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The EX-ZR300 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EX-ZR300 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300, the EX-ZR300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon IXUS 140 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EX-ZR300. The digital zooms of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EX-ZR300 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon S110 is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the EX-ZR300. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" is also featured on this Casio camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The EX-ZR300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Casio digital camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Casio EX-ZR300 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this Casio camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 range from 0.12s to 250s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EX-ZR300.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio EX-ZR300

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Casio released the EX-ZR300.

Average Weight

With a weight of 165 grams, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EX-ZR300.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-H70R (164g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the S9400, or the Coolpix P510 (£293.00) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-350 (£79.99) (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Dimensions (WxDxH)

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,79 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 12,5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Extreem snelle burstmode, groot zoombereik in erg compacte behuizing, sensor shift beeldstabilisatie
Beeldkwaliteit bij hogere isowaarden, beeldkwaliteit van de randen van het beeld in groothoekstand

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…

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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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