Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
83
Imaging
39
Features
65
Overall
49
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
67
Overall
49

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Key Specs

Casio EX-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3.5" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 384g - 120 x 68 x 49mm
  • Launched November 2013
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Introduced December 2012
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Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

The following is a in-depth analysis of the Casio EX-10 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Casio and Olympus. The resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is relatively close and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/1.7").

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The EX-10 was introduced 12 months after the XZ-2 iHS and they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple summary of how the EX-10 matches up vs the XZ-2 iHS in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 EX-10 XZ-2 iHS 
IntroducedNovember 2013December 2012Newer by 12 months
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution922k920kClearer screen (+2k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Casio EX-10

 XZ-2 iHS EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 EX-10 XZ-2 iHS 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera regularly, you will want to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-10 has external measurements of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) whilst the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") and a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the EX-10 against the XZ-2 iHS.

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the EX-10 and XZ-2 iHS is 83 and 85 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is difficult to see the contrast in sensor dimensions only by viewing a spec sheet. The picture here will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-10 and XZ-2 iHS.

As you can see, both the cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of photographs but you need to consider the release date of the cameras into account. The newer EX-10 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-10
Portrait photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
43
manual focus
provides face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
46
manual focus
provides face detect focus
saves RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-10
Street photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
68
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
supports focus by touch
very small sensor (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors in class (384g)
66
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than others in class (346 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 Sports photography advice
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography advice
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides tracking focus
great battery (455 shots)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
has no phase detect autofocus
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery (340 CIPA)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-10
Travel photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
66
great battery (455 shots)
supports focus by touch
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than competitors in class (384 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
61
better than average battery (340 CIPA)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (346g)
low MP (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-10 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography highlights
58
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
lovely big screen (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
great battery (455 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
55
manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (340 CIPA)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-10
Vlogging with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (384 grams)
36
pretty wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes microphone jack
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
more heavy than others in class (346 grams)
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Casio EX-10 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Casio Exilim EX-10Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Make Casio Olympus
Model type Casio Exilim EX-10 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-14 2012-12-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 12800 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 35
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 250 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 10.90 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash settings Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384 gr (0.85 lbs) 346 gr (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 49
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 216
Other
Battery life 455 pictures 340 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID Li-130A Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $456 $450