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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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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 17 user reviews the average user rating of this compact camera digital camera is fantastic. This puts this camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average user review score.

Casio Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras produced by Casio have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Casio also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Good Quality Pictures

Six people who purchased it said that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago M. Erickson wrote in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 “Great photos and 30 FPS” and scored the product 5 stars. Oc_ said “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”. Oc_ also said “I then take a huge burst of photos of the cars in action”.

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good in low light. M. Brent wrote on Amazon “The pictures it takes are great, low light is good”. Rmalone said “This is a great camera if you need high speed and in low light, I love mine as for a pocket size camera” and scored this digital camera very highly.

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Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Amazon Customer said in their Casio EX-ZR300 review on Amazon “All of the features are simple to learn”. Pecos Bill mentioned on Amazon “Great features and fast delivery” and gave it a very good review.

Good Product Quality

A number of Casio EX-ZR300 owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Dcsurvivalist wrote “Excellent picture quality” and scored the Casio EX-ZR300 4 stars. Jimmy said in his review of the Casio EX-ZR300 on Amazon “The slo-mo quality was awesome” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Nathan wrote three years ago “The quality is great” in his review.

Good Video Capture

A number of Casio EX-ZR300 owners thought this digital camera was good for video recording. M. Erickson said on Amazon “You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video”. Nathan said in his review of this digital camera three years ago “The full-HD video looks great”.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Kev rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their Casio EX-ZR300 review “The zoom is amazing”. One Casio EX-ZR300 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Kev wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has a auto tracking focus that rocks” .

Easy to Use

One Casio EX-ZR300 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Kev said in their Casio EX-ZR300 review “Its really easy to press menu and select English though”. One customer considered that it was easy to use. Pecos Bill said three years ago “Have found it to be full of other easy to use features” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Two Casio EX-ZR300 owners who reviewed the Casio EX-ZR300 considered that it had a good battery life. A Musician mentioned “It has long battery life and movie features, stereo sound, powerful optical zoom, editing options, low light photo without flash, etc”. Benne said “Battery life is phenomenal and still pictures are excellent” in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300.

Good Support

One Casio EX-ZR300 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Beth Roberts said 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” in her review of this digital camera.

Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Casio EX-ZR300 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The screen sizes of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EX-ZR300 range from 1" to 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX20.

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520 ($349.00) (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EX-ZR300 which do not support Full HD video, the EX-ZR300 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The megapixel counts of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EX-ZR300 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

We compared all the other 16.1MP cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST200F is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX50 ($142.97) (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZR300 is 2x and the biggest is 50x. With an optical zoom of 12.5 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S9400 (18x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the EX-ZR300, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have combined zoom of between 3x and 1,600x. The combined zoom of the EX-ZR300 of 199.3 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EX-ZR300.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Casio EX-ZR300 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EX-ZR300. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Casio digital camera.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The EX-ZR300 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The EX-ZR300 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Casio camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130. With a maximum aperture of 7.9, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EX-ZR300.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Casio 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EX-ZR300.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Casio EX-ZR300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Casio camera). This 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.

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

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 a comparable time to it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Casio digital camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of digital cameras of this age and type is 400,000 pixels. The EX-ZR300 has a fairly high display resolution (460,800 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EX-ZR300.

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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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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TFT Display

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a better display than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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. Cameras that have been on the market for more than two years displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Features Three Auto Focus

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

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZR300 have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the EX-ZR300 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

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

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The EX-ZR300 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EX-ZR300.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix X100S which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Casio EX-ZR300 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Casio EX-ZR300 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have a GPS. The EX-ZR300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The EX-ZR300 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EX-ZR300 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the EX-ZR300. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EX-ZR300 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot N ($299.00).

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (5x), or the Samsung WB350F ($295.51) (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the EX-ZR300 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Casio digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EX-ZR300. The flash mode "Red-eye reduction" is also featured on this Casio camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source

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

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the EX-ZR300 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio EX-ZR300

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Weight

The EX-ZR300 has a pretty average weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EX-ZR300.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-H70 ($140.49) (164g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The EX-ZR300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider 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
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
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
Other Features
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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