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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
Excellent owner reviews
Good quality pictures
Reasonably priced
18 Reviews

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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Casio digital camera rated it as superb. Over 76% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Casio Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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


Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

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

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The EX-ZR300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Casio EX-ZR300 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. At 7.9, the EX-ZR300 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm. The EX-ZR300 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the EX-ZR300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12.5 times zoom factor, the Casio EX-ZR300 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB250 (18x and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). 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. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The EX-ZR300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The EX-ZR300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The EX-ZR300 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EX-ZR300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The EX-ZR300 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The EX-ZR300 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Good Quality Pictures

Six people wrote in their reviews that the Casio EX-ZR300 was able to produce good images. M. Erickson mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great photos and 30 FPS” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Four years ago Oc_ mentioned “I then take a huge burst of photos of the cars in action” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Oc_ also 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 review.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in low light. M. Brent wrote “The pictures it takes are great, low light is good”. Four years ago Rmalone wrote “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 Quality Lens

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Kev said on Amazon “The zoom is amazing” in their Casio EX-ZR300 review. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Four years ago Kev scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “It has a auto tracking focus that rocks”.

Good Video Capture

Four customers thought it was good for video recording. Nathan mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The full-HD video looks great” and gave the Casio EX-ZR300 a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. M. Erickson said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “You just can't beat that for slowing down sports video”.


Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EX-ZR300 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE, and the Nikon J3 + 11 - 27.5mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Casio 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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Casio digital 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.

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

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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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 frequently found video resolution.

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

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the EX-ZR300 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2" and higher rated), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4S (3.2" and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, the EX-ZR300 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Benne scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Battery life is phenomenal”. A Musician mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has long battery life and movie features, stereo sound, powerful optical zoom, editing options, low light photo without flash, etc”.


Support

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the product considered that 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” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Design

Good Product Quality

Three owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Nathan said in his review of this digital camera “The quality is great”. Dcsurvivalist mentioned five years ago “Excellent picture quality” . Jimmy mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The slo-mo quality was awesome”.

Easy to Use

One owner said in their reviews that the Casio EX-ZR300 was easy to use. Pecos Bill wrote on Amazon “Have found it to be full of other easy to use features” in their review of this digital camera. One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use the menus. Kev wrote on Amazon “Its really easy to press menu and select English though” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed the Casio EX-ZR300 concluded that it had good features. Pecos Bill wrote four years ago “Great features and fast delivery”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “All of the features are simple to learn” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Casio EX-ZR300 has a relatively average weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

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