Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
The goal of this overview is to provide a detailed comparison of two popular camera models introduced by the same brand - Casio. Although both products are offered by the same brand, they come from different categories. Thus, Casio, is a camera from Small Sensor Compact category, while Exilim EX-ZR1000 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera. Both products that we are going to review are equipped with the same type of sensor - CMOS. However, they have different resolution. The first compared model, Casio Exilim EX-10, features has a resolution of 12.0 MP. Another model that we are reviewing, Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000, features a sensor with a resolution of 16.0 MP.
Without a doubt, these two categories have a few considerable distinctive features. However, it is worth saying that cameras from Compact category create serious competition to models that fall into SuperZoom category. Such an intense competition between these two categories is explained by the significant advantages of cameras from the first category in terms of size and weight. In addition, thanks to the latest enhancement, this type of cameras come with increased focus speeds. This fact makes our comparison overview even more exciting.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Casio Exilim EX-10 and Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000.
Casio Exilim EX-10 Key Features:
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Key Features:
|Wireless Connectivity||Built-In vs No||Better connectivity|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Area||41.52 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||32.4% larger pixel area|
|Raw Support||Yes vs No||Better image quality|
|Continuous Shooting||10 fps vs 3 fps||7 fps faster|
|Flash Range||10.9 vs 4.7||6.2 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Screen Size||3.5″ vs 3″||0.5" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots vs 461k dots||50% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP vs 12.0 MP||25% more pixels|
|Battery Life||470 shots vs 455 shots||15 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||255 g vs 384 g||129 g lighter|
|Screen Size||3.5″ | 3″||Large display|
|Screen Type||Tilting | Tilting||Help viewing and changing settings easily|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots | 461k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Viewfinder||No | No||No ViewFinder|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP | 16.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|External Flash Shoe||No | No||No Flash Shoe|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Casio Exilim EX-10 and Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 129g less than the Casio Exilim EX-10. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Casio Exilim EX-10 and Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Casio Exilim EX-10 features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sized CMOS sensor . Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000, in its turn, comes with a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sized CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Casio Exilim EX-10 and Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Casio Exilim EX-10 has a sensor area 0.7x bigger compared to Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000. What does it mean? This basically means that if you these cameras them with the same aperture and focal length, the first model will give you more control in terms of the blurry background and depth of field.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Casio Exilim EX-10 and Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Casio Exilim EX-10||Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Casio Exilim EX-10 or Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Casio Exilim EX-10 and Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Casio Exilim EX-10 deserves a higher Total Score than the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Casio Exilim EX-10||Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000|
|Model||Exilim EX-10||Exilim EX-ZR1000|
|Announced||Nov 14, 2013||Sep 25, 2012|
|Sensor Dimensions||7.44 x 5.58 mm||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||41.52 mm2||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||3,200|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||80||80|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1||5|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0||0|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots||461k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||250 s||4 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps||3.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, fill-in, redeye reduction||Auto, Red-Eye|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps),|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||384 g||255 g|
|Physical Dimensions||120 x 68 x 49 mm||108 x 62 x 37 mm|
|Battery Life||455 shots||470 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|