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Casio Exilim EX-ZS12
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Casio Exilim EX-ZS12 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Casio has excellent average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

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

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Exilim EX-ZS12, the Exilim EX-ZS12 supports video recording.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Exilim EX-ZS12 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Exilim EX-ZS12, the Exilim EX-ZS12 has a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Extra / Smart Zoom

At 79.7 times zoom factor, the Exilim EX-ZS12 has a very big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Exilim EX-ZS12. The extra / smart zooms of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Exilim EX-ZS12 range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Casio Exilim EX-ZS12 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 8, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS12 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Exilim EX-ZS12 the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Exilim EX-ZS12. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Casio digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Exilim EX-ZS12 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Exilim EX-ZS12. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Exilim EX-ZS12 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Casio camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 19.3 millimeters, the Exilim EX-ZS12 is quite thin compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Exilim EX-ZS12 is 38mm.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 64, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS12 has a very small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 1,600.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Exilim EX-ZS12, the Exilim EX-ZS12 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Exilim EX-ZS12 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Exilim EX-ZS12 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Exilim EX-ZS12 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Exilim EX-ZS12 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Exilim EX-ZS12 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 600 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Exilim EX-ZS12. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Casio digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Exilim EX-ZS12 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Exilim EX-ZS12. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Exilim EX-ZS12 is 50x. At only 20 times zoom factor, the Exilim EX-ZS12 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Casio camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Casio digital camera.

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Very High Typical Power Consumption

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Exilim EX-ZS12 that we have checked the typical power consumption of, the Exilim EX-ZS12's typical power consumption of 3.2 Watts is one of the highest. The typical power consumption of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Exilim EX-ZS12 range from 1W to 3.2W.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Exilim EX-ZS12 range from 0.01m to 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.27m. The Casio Exilim EX-ZS12 has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.1 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Casio Exilim EX-ZS12

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Casio released the Exilim EX-ZS12.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Exilim EX-ZS12 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Exilim EX-ZS12.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Exilim EX-ZS12 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a pretty standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The Exilim EX-ZS12 has a pretty standard weight (124 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum 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
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Typical Power Consumption
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers exzs12bk, casio exzs12, casio exzs12r, casio exzs12s, casio exzs12b, casio exzs12sr, casio exzs12be, casio exzs12rd
Barcodes 04971850495567, 04971850495574, 04971850495581, 04971850495598
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