Casio EX-ZR100 price and review

Casio EX-ZR100 price and review
Today we are going to review on of Casio's mid-range digital cameras - the EX-ZR100. This camera is offered for around £170 in the UK and it is not a bad deal considering what it has to offer.
Casio EX-ZR100 price and review
First of all the EX-ZR100 is well build with easy to use shape, to too big but not too small as well. It has a 12.1MP sensor, a staggering 12.5x optical zoom and a large 3" LCD display.
CASIO's EX-ZR100 gives you more features than you'd ever expect to find in such a small design. The ZR Series is our most capable compact series yet, powered by the advanced Exilim Engine HS. The EX-ZR100 features a back-illuminated CMOS sensor with shift stabilization, a 24MM wide-angle lens and High-Speed CS Shooting. The ZR Series delivers brilliant results no other camera can touch. Only the amazing Samsung WB750 delivers similar performance for even less money.
Here are Casio EX-ZR100 main features:
High-Dynamic Range Technology
12.5x optical zoom
Ultra-wide angle
Prerecord CS
Panoramic images

Casio EX-ZR100 specifications
Casio EX-ZR100 specifications:
Type: 12.5 x zoom lens - 4.24 - 53 mm - f/3.0-5.9
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 24 - 300mm
Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
Min Focus Range: 5 cm
Macro Focus Range: 10-50cm
Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive
Lens Construction: 8 groups / 9 elements
Features: Built-in lens shield
Battery Type: Casio NP-130
Details: 1 x Casio NP-130 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Type: 3" LCD display
Resolution: 460,800 pixels
Display Features: Built-in
Software: Drivers & Utilities
Included Accessories: Carrying strap
Product Type: Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour: Black
Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type: CMOS
Total Pixels: 12,750,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,100,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3"
Digital Zoom: 4 x
Image Processor: EXILIM Engine HS
Image Stabiliser: Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection
Digital Video Format: H.264
Image Recording Format: JPEG
Max Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto
Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets: Tungsten light, daylight, shade, overcast, fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)
Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec
Exposure Compensation: 2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo
Connector Type: 1 x Hi-Speed USB 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x HDMI output
Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 10 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 15 frames per second, 40 frames per second
Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, DPOF support, 1080p Full HD movie recording, Pre-Rec function, Exif Print support, HDR image enhancement technology, SLIDE Panorama technology, Multi Frame SR Zoom, HDR ART function

Camera Flash: Built-in flash
Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Features: AF illuminator

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image Storage: JPEG 4000 x 3000 JPEG 4000 x 2656 JPEG 4000 x 2240 JPEG 3648 x 2736 JPEG 3264 x 2448 JPEG 2560 x 1920 JPEG 2048 x 1536 JPEG 640 x 480

Video Capture: H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps H.264 - 224 x 160 - 1000 fps H.264 - 224 x 160 - 480 fps H.264 - 432 x 320 - 30 - 240 fps
Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

What's in the box
Casio EX-ZR100
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Lithium ion battery charger
AC power cord
USB cable
AV cable

What we think of it?
Casio EX-ZR100 is well priced digital camera considering the image quality and the 12x optical zoom. We recommend it.