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Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W

Portability
83
Imaging
38
Features
65
Overall
48
Casio Exilim EX-10 front
 
Samsung HZ15W front
Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W 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
  • Released November 2013
Samsung HZ15W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 249g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Released February 2009
  • Alternate Name is WB550
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Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W Overview

On this page, we will be matching up the Casio EX-10 and Samsung HZ15W, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by rivals Casio and Samsung. The resolution of the EX-10 (12MP) and the HZ15W (12MP) is relatively similar but the EX-10 (1/1.7") and HZ15W (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor size.

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The EX-10 was manufactured 4 years later than the HZ15W and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the EX-10 grades versus the HZ15W with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-10 over the Samsung HZ15W

 EX-10 HZ15W 
ReleasedNovember 2013February 2009Fresher by 58 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution922k460kSharper screen (+462k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ15W over the Casio EX-10

 HZ15W EX-10 

Common features in the Casio EX-10 and Samsung HZ15W

 EX-10 HZ15W 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera, you need to factor in its weight and volume. The Casio EX-10 has outside dimensions of 120mm x 68mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") having a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Samsung HZ15W has sizing of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") with a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-10 and Samsung HZ15W in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the EX-10 and the HZ15W.

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-10 and HZ15W is 83 and 90 respectively.

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizing just by going over a spec sheet. The graphic underneath might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-10 and HZ15W.

Clearly, each of the cameras provide the same resolution albeit not the same sensor sizing. The EX-10 includes the bigger sensor which is going to make achieving shallow DOF easier. The younger EX-10 will have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W sensor size comparison

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-10
Portrait photography with Samsung HZ15W
42
focusing manually
offers face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
32
has manual focus
offers face detection focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-10 as a Street photography camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Street photography camera
67
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
has focus by touch
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition in class (384 grams)
53
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than average in class (249g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-10 Sports photography features
Samsung HZ15W Sports photography features
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery power (455 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect AF
27
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-10
Travel photography with Samsung HZ15W
65
great battery power (455 CIPA)
has focus by touch
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than competition in class (384g)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
54
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (249 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-10 Landscape photography factors
Samsung HZ15W Landscape photography factors
58
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (455 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
41
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-10 Vlogging factors
Samsung HZ15W Vlogging factors
33
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (384 grams)
29
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic socket
heavier than average in class (249g)
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Casio EX-10 vs Samsung HZ15W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-10 and Samsung HZ15W
 Casio Exilim EX-10Samsung HZ15W
General Information
Make Casio Samsung
Model Casio Exilim EX-10 Samsung HZ15W
Also referred to as - WB550
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-11-14 2009-02-23
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 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 922k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology Super Clear LCD with 180 degree upward tilt -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 250s 16s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.90 m 4.70 m
Flash modes Auto, off, fill-in, redeye reduction Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 384g (0.85 lbs) 249g (0.55 lbs)
Physical dimensions 120 x 68 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.7" x 1.9") 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model Li-130A -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $456 $330