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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15

Portability
83
Imaging
38
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
37
Overall
36

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 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
  • Announced November 2013
Panasonic ZS15
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 208g - 105 x 58 x 33mm
  • Revealed June 2012
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-TZ25
  • Replacement is Panasonic ZS20
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Casio and Panasonic. The resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the ZS15 (12MP) is fairly well matched but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and ZS15 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizing.

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The EX-10 was launched 17 months after the ZS15 making them a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the EX-10 scores versus the ZS15 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Panasonic ZS15

 EX-10 ZS15 
RevealedNovember 2013June 2012Newer by 17 months
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution922k460kClearer display (+462k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS15 over the Casio EX-10

 ZS15 EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Panasonic ZS15

 EX-10 ZS15 
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to factor in its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-10 has got outer 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 ZS15 has proportions of 105mm x 58mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 208 grams (0.46 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you choose at that time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the EX-10 versus the ZS15.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-10 and ZS15 is 83 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions purely by reading through technical specs. The pic underneath should offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-10 and ZS15.

As you have seen, each of the cameras provide the same megapixels but not the same sensor dimensions. The EX-10 offers the larger sensor which will make achieving shallower depth of field simpler. The more recent EX-10 will have an edge in sensor tech.

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-10 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic ZS15 Portrait photography highlights
42
focusing manually
comes with face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
can't use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
21
lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-10 Street photography details
Panasonic ZS15 Street photography details
67
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
features focus via touch
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (384g)
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (208g)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 Sports photography factors
Panasonic ZS15 Sports photography factors
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
great battery pack (455 shots)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect autofocus
36
incredible zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (2.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (260 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-10 Travel photography factors
Panasonic ZS15 Travel photography factors
65
great battery pack (455 per charge)
features focus via touch
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
heavier than competition (384g)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
61
lighter than competition (208 grams)
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (384mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery pack (260 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-10
Landscape photography with Panasonic ZS15
58
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
lovely big screen (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (455 shots)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
37
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
terrible battery pack (260 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-10
Vlogging with Panasonic ZS15
33
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no mic port
heavier than competition (384 grams)
33
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (208g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone port
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Casio EX-10 vs Panasonic ZS15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Panasonic ZS15
 Casio Exilim EX-10Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
General Information
Brand Name Casio Panasonic
Model Casio Exilim EX-10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-TZ25
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-11-14 2012-06-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 12800 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 23
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 922 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 250 secs 15 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.90 m 6.40 m
Flash options Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 384g (0.85 pounds) 208g (0.46 pounds)
Physical dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 105 x 58 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 photos 260 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-130A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $456 $279