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Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP

Portability
83
Imaging
38
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Olympus Stylus 550WP front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Key Specs

Casio EX-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3.5" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 384g - 120 x 68 x 49mm
  • Announced November 2013
Olympus 550WP
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-5.0) lens
  • 167g - 94 x 62 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
  • Also Known as mju 550WP
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Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Overview

Below is a extensive analysis of the Casio EX-10 and Olympus 550WP, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Casio and Olympus. The image resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the 550WP (10MP) is relatively comparable but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and 550WP (1/2.3") posses different sensor sizes.

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The EX-10 was unveiled 4 years later than the 550WP and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the EX-10 matches up against the 550WP with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Olympus 550WP

 EX-10 550WP 
ReleasedNovember 2013January 2009More recent by 60 months
Manually focus More exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3.5"2.5"Bigger screen (+1")
Screen resolution922k230kSharper screen (+692k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus 550WP over the Casio EX-10

 550WP EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Olympus 550WP

 EX-10 550WP 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-10 has got physical measurements of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") with a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Olympus 550WP has proportions of 94mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Examine the Casio EX-10 and Olympus 550WP in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the EX-10 versus the 550WP.

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the EX-10 and 550WP is 83 and 94 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to visualize the gap in sensor measurements only by going through a spec sheet. The photograph underneath might provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-10 and 550WP.

As you can see, both of the cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The EX-10 having a bigger sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF easier and the Casio EX-10 will provide greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs more aggressively. The newer EX-10 should have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Portrait photography camera
42
focusing manually
offers face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
19
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
MP count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-10
Street photography with Olympus 550WP
67
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
supports focus by touch
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than others in class (384 grams)
61
image stabilization (Digital)
environment proof
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 Sports photography highlights
Olympus 550WP Sports photography highlights
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery life (455 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect AF
30
image stabilization (Digital)
environment proof
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Travel photography camera
65
great battery life (455 per charge)
supports focus by touch
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than others in class (384 grams)
megapixel count low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
55
environment proof
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
MP count low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Landscape photography camera
58
focusing manually
relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
big screen (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (455 CIPA)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
30
image stabilization (Digital)
environment proof
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
manual exposure not available
MP count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-10 Vlogging info
Olympus 550WP Vlogging info
33
relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (384 grams)
25
image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external mic socket
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Casio EX-10 vs Olympus 550WP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Olympus 550WP
 Casio Exilim EX-10Olympus Stylus 550WP
General Information
Make Casio Olympus
Model type Casio Exilim EX-10 Olympus Stylus 550WP
Also referred to as - mju 550WP
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-11-14 2009-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/3.5-5.0
Macro focusing distance 1cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.5 inch 2.5 inch
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 250 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.90 m -
Flash options Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 384 gr (0.85 pounds) 167 gr (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 94 x 62 x 22mm (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 life 455 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery ID Li-130A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $456 $399