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Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Canon SD1300 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 140g - 91 x 56 x 22mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Additionally Known as IXUS 105 / IXY 200F
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Released January 2012
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Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon SD1300 IS and Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Canon and Casio. There exists a big gap between the sensor resolutions of the SD1300 IS (12MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SD1300 IS was released 23 months before the EX-ZR15 which makes them a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple overview of how the SD1300 IS matches up versus the EX-ZR15 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SD1300 IS over the Casio EX-ZR15

 SD1300 IS EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Canon SD1300 IS

 EX-ZR15 SD1300 IS 
ReleasedJanuary 2012February 2010More modern by 23 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Canon SD1300 IS and Casio EX-ZR15

 SD1300 IS EX-ZR15 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon SD1300 IS comes with outside measurements of 91mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR15 has dimensions of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose at the time. Following is a front view over all size comparison of the SD1300 IS versus the EX-ZR15.

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SD1300 IS and EX-ZR15 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizes just by going over specs. The picture underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the SD1300 IS and EX-ZR15.

All in all, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Casio EX-ZR15 to offer you more detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs more aggressively. The more aged SD1300 IS is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SD1300 IS Portrait photography info
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography info
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
40
has manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
includes face detection focusing
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon SD1300 IS Street photography details
Casio EX-ZR15 Street photography details
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
57
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon SD1300 IS Sports photography info
Casio EX-ZR15 Sports photography info
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (325 shots)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon SD1300 IS as a Travel photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Travel photography camera
58
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
better than average battery power (325 per charge)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SD1300 IS Landscape photography information
Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography information
32
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
49
has manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
better than average battery power (325 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SD1300 IS
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR15
29
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone jack
33
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone socket
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Canon SD1300 IS vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SD1300 IS and Casio EX-ZR15
 Canon PowerShot SD1300 ISCasio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Also Known as IXUS 105 / IXY 200F -
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-02-08 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1500 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 5.20 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 140 gr (0.31 lb) 176 gr (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 91 x 56 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 325 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6L NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/MMCplus HC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch - $249