Casio’s new FH100 has a 24mm wideangle 10x optical zoom, 720p HD video and can even shoot lower resolution high-speed video at up to 1000 frames per second. But is it actually any good in use? The What Digital Camera Casio EX-FH100 review puts it to the test…

Product Overview

Overall rating:



Overall score:82%
Image Quality:75%


  • feature-packed, HD movie, 24-240mm zoom range


  • low resolution high-speed movie, low LCD resolution, menu design, Raw shooting at ISO 100-200 only


Casio EXILIM EX-FH100 Review


Price as reviewed:



Casio EX-FH100 product image front sideFeature-packed though the EX-FH100 is, and with great features such as both HD and high-speed movie, the whole package is just slightly short of the mark. The overall resulting image quality isn’t bright, punchy or sharp enough at any of the ISO settings and the 24mm wideangle lens is soft towards the corners. Raw shooting (in DNG format) does provide some quality improvement, but this is only offered at ISO 100-200 – which is ultimately limiting. Movie modes aren’t of optimum quality due to the resolutions for higher frame rate options being too low to be of practical use. Also the AF system, while relatively successful in practice, is irksomely noisy. On the upside the high speed stills shooting works a treat, there’s an Anti Shake sensor-shift image stabilisation system in place and that 24-240mm range does opens up a huge range of subjects for any situation. While the high-speed shooting adds a unique angle, the lacking in other areas doesn’t quite make up for it. All in all, a well-equipped camera with a lot to offer.


Weight:Approx. 227g
Dimensions:105.0 (W) x 63.2 (H) x 29.9 (D) mm
White Balance:Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
Power:Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-90) x 1
Connectivity:USB/AV port, HDMI output (Mini)
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
Memory Card:SD / SDHC
ISO Range:100-3200
Exposure Modes:PASM, Expression CS, Baby CS, Child CS, Pet, Sports CS, Child High Speed Movie, Pet High Speed Movie, Sports High Speed Movie, Lag Correction, High Speed Lighting, High Speed Night Scene, High Speed Night Scene and Portrait, High Speed Anti Shake, High Speed Best Selection, Portrait, Scenery, Portrait With Scenery, Flower, Natural Green, Autumn Leaves, Sundown, Fireworks, Multi-motion Image, Move Out CS, Move In CS, Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Register User Scene,
Metering System:Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Shutter Speeds:1-1/2000th/sec
File Formats:JPEG, Raw* (*DNG, ISO 100-200 only)
Lens:10x optical zoom, 24-240mm
LCD:3in, 230k-dot
Sensor:10.1MP 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS (back-illuminated type)
  1. 1. Casio EX-FH100 review - Features
  2. 2. Performance
  3. 3. Image Quality & Value
  4. 4. Verdict
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