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Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100

Portability
87
Imaging
33
Features
28
Overall
31
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS front
 
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Key Specs

Canon SX120 IS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-360mm (F2.8-4.3) lens
  • 285g - 111 x 71 x 45mm
  • Announced August 2009
Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F3.6-8.5) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 59 x 23mm
  • Released January 2009
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Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Overview

Below, we are looking at the Canon SX120 IS and Casio EX-FC100, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Canon and Casio. The resolution of the SX120 IS (10MP) and the EX-FC100 (9MP) is very well matched but the SX120 IS (1/2.5") and EX-FC100 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor sizes.

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The SX120 IS was brought out 8 months after the EX-FC100 so they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short overview of how the SX120 IS grades versus the EX-FC100 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX120 IS over the Casio EX-FC100

 SX120 IS EX-FC100 
ReleasedAugust 2009January 2009More modern by 8 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Canon SX120 IS

 EX-FC100 SX120 IS 

Common features in the Canon SX120 IS and Casio EX-FC100

 SX120 IS EX-FC100 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon SX120 IS offers exterior measurements of 111mm x 71mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") with a weight of 285 grams (0.63 lbs) while the Casio EX-FC100 has measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are employing at that time. Below is the front view scale comparison of the SX120 IS versus the EX-FC100.

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SX120 IS and EX-FC100 is 87 and 94 respectively.

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizes purely by looking at a spec sheet. The pic underneath may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the SX120 IS and EX-FC100.

As you can see, each of these cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The SX120 IS featuring a tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Canon SX120 IS will give extra detail having its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images much more aggressively. The more modern SX120 IS should have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 sensor size comparison

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX120 IS Portrait photography information
Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography information
33
has manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/500s)
external flash not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
lack of RAW format
27
has manual focus
no external flash support
low MP (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX120 IS
Street photography with Casio EX-FC100
51
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competition (285 grams)
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SX120 IS
Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
26
image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low MP (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
lack of phase detect autofocus
24
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change focal length (()mm)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
low MP (9MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX120 IS as a Travel photography camera
Casio EX-FC100 as a Travel photography camera
51
flash built-in
long reach (360mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (285g)
low MP (10 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
52
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low MP (9MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX120 IS Landscape photography highlights
Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography highlights
36
has manual focus
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse function
32
has manual focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
low MP (9 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX120 IS Vlogging information
Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging information
23
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic socket
heavier than competition (285g)
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone port
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Canon SX120 IS vs Casio EX-FC100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX120 IS and Casio EX-FC100
 Canon PowerShot SX120 ISCasio Exilim EX-FC100
General Information
Make Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Casio Exilim EX-FC100
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-08-19 2009-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-360mm (10.0x) ()
Largest aperture f/2.8-4.3 f/3.6-8.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Crop factor 6.3 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 1s
Highest shutter speed 1/2500s 1/1000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/500s -
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), 160 x 120 (15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps),448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 285g (0.63 lbs) 156g (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions 111 x 71 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
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 ID 2 x AA NP-40
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage slots Single Single
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