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!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Nikon D700 belongs to a Semi-Pro DSLR category, the other model, Nikon D700 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera. One of the key common traits of both cameras we are looking at is sensor. Both Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100, are equipped with the same 12.0 MP CMOS sensors.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - DSLR and SuperZoom. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Nikon D700 Key Features:
Casio Exilim EX-100 Key Features:
|Sensor Area||864 mm2 vs 41.52 mm2||95.2% larger pixel area|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|Number Of Focus Points||51 vs 25||26 more focus points|
|Battery Life||1000 shots vs 390 shots||610 more frames with a single charge|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.72 vs No||0.72 better magnification|
|Wireless Connectivity||Built-In vs No||Better connectivity|
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|Continuous Shooting||30 fps vs 5 fps||25 fps faster|
|Flash Range||6.1 vs No||6.1 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/20000 vs 1/8000||Faster shutter speed|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Size||3.5″ vs 3″||0.5" larger screen|
|Weight||389 g vs 1074 g||685 g lighter|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3.5″||Large display|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes | Yes||Creative shooting|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots | 922k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP | 12.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
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 Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 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-100 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 685g less than the Nikon D700. 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 Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 any different in terms of sensor type?
In terms of sensor type and resolution, these models are identical. Both Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 come equipped with the same CMOS that has a resolution of 12.0 MP. Thus, if you are wondering, which option to choose, this is not a factor you should be looking at.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Nikon D700 has a sensor area 0.0x bigger compared to Casio Exilim EX-100. 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.
In terms of sensor size, both Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 feature similar sensors. Thus, none of these models can boast of a significant advantage over the other. Both cameras should deliver about the same control over the depth of field if they are used with the same aperture and focal length.
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 Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 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||Nikon D700||Casio Exilim EX-100|
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, Nikon D700 or Casio Exilim EX-100, 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 Nikon D700 and Casio Exilim EX-100 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-100 deserves a higher Total Score than the Nikon D700. 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:
|Nikon D700||Casio Exilim EX-100|
|Announced||Oct 07, 2008||Feb 06, 2014|
|Body Type||Mid-size SLR||Compact|
|Sensor Size||Full frame||1/1.7"|
|Sensor Dimensions||36 x 24 mm||7.44 x 5.58 mm|
|Sensor Area||864.00 mm2||41.52 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4256 x 2832||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||6,400||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||25,600||25,600|
|Min Native ISO||200||80|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||287||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1x||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||51||25|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Tilting|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots||922k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||15 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 s||1/20000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps||30.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain||Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye reduction|
|Video Resolutions||n/a||1920 x 1080|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||1074 g||389 g|
|Physical Dimensions||147 x 123 x 77 mm||119 x 67 x 50 mm|
|Battery Life||1000 shots||390 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||Compact Flash (Type I)||SD/SDHC/SDXC|