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Casio EX-ZR300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 12.5x CMOS Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Owner reviews are excellent
Good technical features
Reasonably priced
17 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 17 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is fantastic. 13 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Casio Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Medium megapixel cameras manufactured by Casio have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just medium megapixel cameras) and found that Casio also has excellent reviews across its entire range.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people wrote in their reviews that the Casio EX-ZR300 had good features. Pecos Bill mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Great features and fast delivery” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Have found it to be full of other easy to use features” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert review site Amazon “All of the features are simple to learn” in their review of this digital camera.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Nathan mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The pictures look great as well! Very inexpensive camera with so many features” . Benne said on expert website Amazon “Go for it if you need slow motion videos as an affordable price”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Two owners considered that it was good quality. Nathan rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “The quality is great”. Dcsurvivalist gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote five years ago “Excellent picture quality” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Lens

Two people considered that it had a good zoom. Kev wrote “The zoom is amazing” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.

Good Quality Pictures

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. M. Erickson mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Great photos and 30 FPS” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

Three people who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. M. Erickson wrote on expert review site Amazon four years ago “You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers thought this digital camera had a good battery life. Four years ago A Musician wrote “It has long battery life and movie features, stereo sound, powerful optical zoom, editing options, low light photo without flash, etc” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Benne said in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 on expert website Amazon “Battery life is phenomenal” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since August 2012.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the EX-ZR300 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The display diagonals of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera range from 2" to 4.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm F800EXR, and the Sony NEX-6Y (£934.39) are also worth considering.

If this Casio camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 460,800 pixels, the EX-ZR300 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EX-ZR300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The EX-ZR300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Casio camera. This camera also 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels 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 common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Other Features

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 this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The EX-ZR300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a fairly average weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The EX-ZR300 has a fairly typical optical zoom (12.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung WB250 (18x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 7.9, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. Medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The EX-ZR300 is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The EX-ZR300 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

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 digital cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this Casio digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Canon 1D Mark IV (£3,469), or the Nikon 26 which both of have better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£158.38) (16.15MP) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

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

Casio EX-ZR300 Review Sources

To prepare this Casio EX-ZR300 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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