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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78

Portability
83
Imaging
37
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 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
  • Released November 2013
Panasonic FX78
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 142g - 100 x 55 x 21mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FX77
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 Overview

Below is a complete analysis of the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FX78, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Casio and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the FX78 (12MP) is relatively comparable but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and FX78 (1/2.3") use different sensor size.

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The EX-10 was released 2 years later than the FX78 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick summation of how the EX-10 grades vs the FX78 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Panasonic FX78

 EX-10 FX78 
AnnouncedNovember 2013January 2011More recent by 35 months
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k230kClearer screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX78 over the Casio EX-10

 FX78 EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FX78

 EX-10 FX78 
Screen dimension3.5"3.5"Identical screen size
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Casio EX-10 features outer dimensions of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") having a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) and the Panasonic FX78 has sizing of 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs).

Analyze the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FX78 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is the front view dimensions comparison of the EX-10 against the FX78.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the EX-10 and FX78 is 83 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to picture the contrast in sensor measurements only by checking out specifications. The photograph below should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-10 and FX78.

To sum up, both of the cameras posses the exact same MP albeit different sensor measurements. The EX-10 provides the bigger sensor which is going to make getting shallower DOF less difficult. The more recent EX-10 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX78 as a Portrait photography camera
42
manual focus
includes face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
21
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-10 Street photography factors
Panasonic FX78 Street photography factors
67
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors in class (384 grams)
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 Sports photography details
Panasonic FX78 Sports photography details
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery pack (455 CIPA)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
no phase detect autofocus
28
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
slow frames per second (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (200 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-10 Travel photography information
Panasonic FX78 Travel photography information
65
better than average battery pack (455 per charge)
supports focus via touch
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than competitors in class (384 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
56
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
no Time Lapse recording
not so great battery pack (200 CIPA)
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-10 Landscape photography details
Panasonic FX78 Landscape photography details
58
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (455 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
36
rather wide (24mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
manual mode not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery pack (200 shots)
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-10
Vlogging with Panasonic FX78
33
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have selfie friendly screen
missing microphone jack
more heavy than competitors in class (384g)
33
rather wide (24mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no mic socket
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic FX78 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Panasonic FX78
 Casio Exilim EX-10Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Panasonic
Model Casio Exilim EX-10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FX77
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-11-14 2011-01-25
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine HS 3 Venus Engine FHD
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 surface area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
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
Number of focus points - 11
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/2.5-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.5" 3.5"
Resolution of screen 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 250 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1400 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per sec 4.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.90 m 5.60 m
Flash options Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 384 gr (0.85 lb) 142 gr (0.31 lb)
Dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 100 x 55 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 455 images 200 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-130A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $456 $210