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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5

Portability
83
Imaging
37
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
38
Features
34
Overall
36

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 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
  • Revealed November 2013
Panasonic SZ5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 136g - 104 x 58 x 21mm
  • Launched July 2012
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 Overview

Here is a in-depth analysis of the Casio EX-10 versus Panasonic SZ5, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Casio and Panasonic. The image resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the SZ5 (14MP) is relatively close but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and SZ5 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The EX-10 was announced 17 months later than the SZ5 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a complete comparison, below is a concise overview of how the EX-10 matches up against the SZ5 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Panasonic SZ5

 EX-10 SZ5 
LaunchedNovember 2013July 2012Fresher by 17 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution922k230kSharper screen (+692k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic SZ5 over the Casio EX-10

 SZ5 EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic SZ5

 EX-10 SZ5 
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-10 enjoys external dimensions of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") and a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Panasonic SZ5 has proportions of 104mm x 58mm x 21mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 136 grams (0.30 lbs).

Check out the Casio EX-10 versus Panasonic SZ5 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the EX-10 vs the SZ5.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-10 and SZ5 is 83 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to visualise the contrast in sensor sizing simply by looking through specs. The visual here should provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-10 and SZ5.

All in all, each of the cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The EX-10 using its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF simpler and the Panasonic SZ5 will render greater detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop shots far more aggressively. The younger EX-10 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-10 Portrait photography information
Panasonic SZ5 Portrait photography information
42
you can focus manually
has face detection focusing
supports RAW files
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
34
decent MP (14 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-10 Street photography information
Panasonic SZ5 Street photography information
67
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
supports touch focus
very small sensor (1/1.7")
more heavy than average (384 grams)
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (136g)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic SZ5 as a Sports photography camera
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (455 shots)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
has no phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-10 Travel photography advice
Panasonic SZ5 Travel photography advice
65
better than average battery pack (455 CIPA)
supports touch focus
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than average (384 grams)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
70
lighter than competitors (136g)
decent MP (14MP)
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
long reach (250mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-10
Landscape photography with Panasonic SZ5
58
you can focus manually
pretty wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
screen larger than average (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (455 CIPA)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
42
really wide (25mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-10
Vlogging with Panasonic SZ5
33
pretty wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing external microphone socket
more heavy than average (384 grams)
32
really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
lighter than competitors (136g)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic support
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic SZ5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Panasonic SZ5
 Casio Exilim EX-10Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5
General Information
Company Casio Panasonic
Model type Casio Exilim EX-10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-11-14 2012-07-18
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 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 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias 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 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 12800 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 23
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt TFT Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 250s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.90 m 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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) 1280 x 720p ( 30,25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
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) 136 grams (0.30 lbs)
Dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 104 x 58 x 21mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
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 images 250 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID Li-130A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $456 $195