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Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400

Portability
85
Imaging
35
Features
33
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z400 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
25
Overall
31

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Key Specs

Canon SX130 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-336mm (F3.4-5.6) lens
  • 308g - 113 x 73 x 46mm
  • Released August 2010
  • Replacement is Canon SX150 IS
Casio EX-Z400
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-7.0) lens
  • 130g - 95 x 60 x 23mm
  • Launched January 2009
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Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Overview

In this write-up, we are matching up the Canon SX130 IS and Casio EX-Z400, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Ultracompact by competitors Canon and Casio. The image resolution of the SX130 IS (12MP) and the EX-Z400 (12MP) is very similar and they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SX130 IS was brought out 20 months later than the EX-Z400 making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX130 IS being a Compact camera and the Casio EX-Z400 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a brief summary of how the SX130 IS grades against the EX-Z400 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX130 IS over the Casio EX-Z400

 SX130 IS EX-Z400 
LaunchedAugust 2010January 2009More recent by 20 months
Manually focus Dial precise focusing

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z400 over the Canon SX130 IS

 EX-Z400 SX130 IS 

Common features in the Canon SX130 IS and Casio EX-Z400

 SX130 IS EX-Z400 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Canon SX130 IS offers external dimensions of 113mm x 73mm x 46mm (4.4" x 2.9" x 1.8") and a weight of 308 grams (0.68 lbs) and the Casio EX-Z400 has sizing of 95mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") having a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon SX130 IS and Casio EX-Z400 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have at that time. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the SX130 IS compared to the EX-Z400.

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the SX130 IS and EX-Z400 is 85 and 95 respectively.

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to imagine the difference between sensor measurements merely by reviewing specifications. The photograph below will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the SX130 IS and EX-Z400.

Plainly, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same megapixels so you can expect similar quality of images however you have to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The more recent SX130 IS should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 sensor size comparison

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX130 IS Portrait photography highlights
Casio EX-Z400 Portrait photography highlights
29
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
21
manual focus not available
no manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX130 IS Street photography information
Casio EX-Z400 Street photography information
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (308g)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX130 IS Sports photography info
Casio EX-Z400 Sports photography info
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX130 IS Travel photography features
Casio EX-Z400 Travel photography features
61
lighter than competitors in class (308 grams)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
long reach (336mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
58
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX130 IS Landscape photography highlights
Casio EX-Z400 Landscape photography highlights
42
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
37
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
no manual mode
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX130 IS as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-Z400 as a Vlogging camera
29
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (308 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic socket
29
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone jack
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Canon SX130 IS vs Casio EX-Z400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX130 IS and Casio EX-Z400
 Canon PowerShot SX130 ISCasio Exilim EX-Z400
General Information
Brand Name Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Casio Exilim EX-Z400
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Released 2010-08-19 2009-01-08
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-336mm (12.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-5.6 f/2.6-7.0
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 1/2 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2500 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 160 x 120 (15 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 308 gr (0.68 pounds) 130 gr (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 113 x 73 x 46mm (4.4" x 2.9" x 1.8") 95 x 60 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" 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
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage slots Single Single
Launch cost $250 $0