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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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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

EX-ZR300 owners on average rated this digital camera as superb. This means that owners think this Casio digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of this spec and age.

Casio Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Casio compact cameras have excellent reviews on average and across all cameras Casio is one of the leading manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. M. Erickson wrote “Great photos and 30 FPS” and gave the Casio EX-ZR300 a score of 5 stars. Four years ago Oc_ said on Amazon “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 mentioned “I then take a huge burst of photos of the cars in action”.

Two Casio EX-ZR300 reviewers wrote that it was good in low light. M. Brent said “The pictures it takes are great, low light is good” in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Rmalone rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Casio EX-ZR300 “This is a great camera if you need high speed and in low light, I love mine as for a pocket size camera”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Casio EX-ZR300 reviewers concluded that the Casio EX-ZR300 had good features. Four years ago A Musician mentioned in their Casio EX-ZR300 review “It has long battery life and movie features, stereo sound, powerful optical zoom, editing options, low light photo without flash, etc”. Amazon Customer said in their Casio EX-ZR300 review on Amazon five years ago “All of the features are simple to learn”. Pecos Bill scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Great features and fast delivery” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Several people wrote that the Casio EX-ZR300 was good quality. Dcsurvivalist wrote on Amazon “Excellent picture quality” in their Casio EX-ZR300 review. Jimmy he said “The slo-mo quality was awesome” in his Casio EX-ZR300 review. Nathan said “The quality is great” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

A few Casio EX-ZR300 owners agreed that it was good for video recording. M. Erickson gave the product a very good review score and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video”. Nathan wrote in his review “The full-HD video looks great” .

Good Quality Lens

Several customers who bought it wrote that it had a good zoom. Kev said “The zoom is amazing”.

One Casio EX-ZR300 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Kev wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “It has a auto tracking focus that rocks” and scored it very highly.

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Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Casio EX-ZR300 was easy to use the menus. Kev mentioned four years ago “Its really easy to press menu and select English though” . One person wrote that it was easy to use. Pecos Bill wrote “Have found it to be full of other easy to use features” in their review.

Good Battery Life

A number of people who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Benne said “Battery life is phenomenal and still pictures are excellent”.

Good Support

One Casio EX-ZR300 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it had good technical guidance. Beth Roberts mentioned four 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 it very highly.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8". The EX-ZR300 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price], and the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EX-ZR300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], and the 28[pl_1877145_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Megapixel

The EX-ZR300 has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EX-ZR300. The average megapixel of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EX-ZR300 is 14MP.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP), or the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EX-ZR300 range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At 12.5 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon 610[plb_1714212_price] (14x), the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] (15x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151[plb_2596074_price] (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 that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZR300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 is 50x, and the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x. With a combined zoom of 199.3 times zoom factor, the Casio EX-ZR300 has one of the biggest combined zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Five White Balances

The EX-ZR300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Casio digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the EX-ZR300 which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The EX-ZR300 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Casio digital camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EX-ZR300 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EX-ZR300 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of 7.9, the Casio EX-ZR300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the EX-ZR300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Casio 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 compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EX-ZR300.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The EX-ZR300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The EX-ZR300 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly 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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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TFT Display

The EX-ZR300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 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 digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EX-ZR300 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Casio camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZR300 is 26mm. The Casio EX-ZR300 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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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 similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EX-ZR300 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price].

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the EX-ZR300 are not 3D. The EX-ZR300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EX-ZR300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EX-ZR300 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The digital zooms of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EX-ZR300 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x).

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Casio EX-ZR300 is more than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type 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 cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Casio digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EX-ZR300. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Casio camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a greater number of power sources than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this Casio digital camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 14s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. At only 4 seconds, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EX-ZR300.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio EX-ZR300

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Casio camera was released over four years ago.

Average Weight

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a pretty typical weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (164g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a better sensor type than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Casio camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

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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)

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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