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Casio EX-ZS12
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Casio EX-ZS12 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD 4x Apr 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
- 16.1 Megapixels - 26 Mm Wide-angle Lens With 5x Optical Zoom - 6.9 Cm (2.7 Inch) TFT Colour Display - HD Video Recording - Easy Mode 16.1 Megapixels The EX-ZS12 Conceals A High Performance... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Casio compact cameras have excellent ratings on average and across all digital cameras Casio is one of the leading brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable 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 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 that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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Quite High Megapixel

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EX-ZS12 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Casio EX-ZS12 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EX-ZS12 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the EX-ZS12 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar type and age to the EX-ZS12. The white balances "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Casio EX-ZS12 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EX-ZS12 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the EX-ZS12 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 worst video resolution of all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZS12 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the EX-ZS12 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EX-ZS12.

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20 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Casio EX-ZS12 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EX-ZS12 do not support video capability. The EX-ZS12 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Casio EX-ZS12 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the EX-ZS12 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EX-ZS12, the EX-ZS12 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EX-ZS12 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the EX-ZS12 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the EX-ZS12.

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Not 3D

The EX-ZS12 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the EX-ZS12 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EX-ZS12 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EX-ZS12 are not waterproof. The EX-ZS12 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Casio EX-ZS12 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EX-ZS12 is 11x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the EX-ZS12 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Casio digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EX-ZS12 is 6.9, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87. The Casio EX-ZS12 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 3.2) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The EX-ZS12 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EX-ZS12. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Casio camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the EX-ZS12 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Casio camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EX-ZS12. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The EX-ZS12 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. 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 Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Casio digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EX-ZS12 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000. The Casio EX-ZS12 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EX-ZS12 is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the EX-ZS12 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EX-ZS12.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EX-ZS12 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm. At only 130 millimeters, the EX-ZS12 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the EX-ZS12 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the EX-ZS12.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 94, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. At 100, the EX-ZS12 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the EX-ZS12.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the EX-ZS12 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9. When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EX-ZS12 that we have assessed, the minimum aperture number of the Casio EX-ZS12 of 6.5 is one of the largest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio EX-ZS12

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the EX-ZS12 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EX-ZS12.

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Average Weight

The Casio EX-ZS12 has a fairly average weight (124 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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 Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
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
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
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)
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio exzs12, casio exzs12s, casio exzs12b, casio exzs12r, casio exzs12sr, casio exzs12be, casio exzs12rd, casio exzs12bee, casio exzs12beec, casio exzs12beecd
Barcodes 04971850495567, 04971850495581, 04971850495598

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