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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
83
Imaging
37
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 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
  • Launched November 2013
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FS25, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals Casio and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is relatively well matched but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and FS25 (1/2.3") offer different sensor measurements.

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The EX-10 was unveiled 4 years after the FS25 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise summary of how the EX-10 grades vs the FS25 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Panasonic FS25

 EX-10 FS25 
IntroducedNovember 2013January 2009Newer by 59 months
Focus manually More accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution922k230kClearer screen (+692k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Casio EX-10

 FS25 EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FS25

 EX-10 FS25 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera regularly, you should think about its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-10 has got outside measurements of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") having a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FS25 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is a front view size comparison of the EX-10 against the FS25.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the EX-10 and FS25 is 83 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions simply by checking a spec sheet. The pic underneath should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-10 and FS25.

Clearly, both the cameras have the same MP albeit different sensor dimensions. The EX-10 provides the bigger sensor which should make achieving shallower depth of field simpler. The fresher EX-10 should have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-10 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography advice
42
focusing manually
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW files
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
26
provides face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-10
Street photography with Panasonic FS25
67
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW files
boasts focus via touch
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than average (384g)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Sports photography camera
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
great battery (455 per charge)
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect AF
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-10
Travel photography with Panasonic FS25
65
great battery (455 per charge)
boasts focus via touch
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than average (384g)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
51
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-10 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography factors
58
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW files
great battery (455 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
32
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-10 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic FS25 Vlogging highlights
33
decently wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than average (384 grams)
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
wide angle not the best (29mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external microphone socket
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FS25
 Casio Exilim EX-10Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Brand Name Casio Panasonic
Model type Casio Exilim EX-10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-11-14 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 12800 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 11
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 922 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 250s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 10.90 m 5.30 m
Flash settings Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
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 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone 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 grams (0.85 lbs) 148 grams (0.33 lbs)
Physical dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID Li-130A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $456 $230