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Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85

Portability
83
Imaging
38
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Pentax Optio E85 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
10
Overall
25

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 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
Pentax E85
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 145g - 93 x 58 x 24mm
  • Revealed September 2009
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Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Casio EX-10 and Pentax E85, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Casio and Pentax. The image resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the E85 (12MP) is very comparable but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and E85 (1/2.3") provide totally different sensor dimensions.

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The EX-10 was released 4 years later than the E85 and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the EX-10 scores vs the E85 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Pentax E85

 EX-10 E85 
RevealedNovember 2013September 2009More recent by 51 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display size3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax E85 over the Casio EX-10

 E85 EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Pentax E85

 EX-10 E85 
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-10 enjoys exterior measurements of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") along with a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) and the Pentax E85 has proportions of 93mm x 58mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the EX-10 versus the E85.

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-10 and E85 is 83 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements simply by checking out specs. The visual underneath may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-10 and E85.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras feature the identical megapixel count but not the same sensor measurements. The EX-10 comes with the larger sensor which will make obtaining shallow DOF less difficult. The fresher EX-10 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-10 Portrait photography highlights
Pentax E85 Portrait photography highlights
42
focusing manually
offers face detect focus
exports RAW formats
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
21
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Street photography camera
Pentax E85 as a Street photography camera
67
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
includes focus by touch
sensor is small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (384 grams)
47
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax E85 as a Sports photography camera
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking focus
great battery power (455 shots)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
no phase detect auto focus
17
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax E85 as a Travel photography camera
65
great battery power (455 CIPA)
includes focus by touch
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than competition (384 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
51
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-10 Landscape photography information
Pentax E85 Landscape photography information
58
focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (455 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
23
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-10 Vlogging details
Pentax E85 Vlogging details
33
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
missing microphone support
more heavy than competition (384g)
22
wide angle not fantastic (32mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
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Casio EX-10 vs Pentax E85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Pentax E85
 Casio Exilim EX-10Pentax Optio E85
General Information
Brand Name Casio Pentax
Model type Casio Exilim EX-10 Pentax Optio E85
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-11-14 2009-09-17
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/2.9-5.2
Macro focusing distance 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.5 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 250s 2s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 10.90 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction -
External flash
Auto exposure 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) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384g (0.85 lb) 145g (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 93 x 58 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID Li-130A D-LI95
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $456 $0