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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-H30 front
Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
40
Overall
39

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Key Specs

Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F3.6-8.5) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 59 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Casio EX-H30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 201g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Overview

Following is a complete review of the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both designed by Casio. There is a considerable difference among the image resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-H30 (16MP) but they use the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-FC100 was brought out 24 months prior to the EX-H30 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick overview of how the EX-FC100 scores against the EX-H30 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-H30

 EX-FC100 EX-H30 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-H30 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-H30 EX-FC100 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2009More modern by 24 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-H30

 EX-FC100 EX-H30 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-FC100 enjoys physical measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Casio EX-H30 has dimensions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs).

Compare the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with during that time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the EX-FC100 compared to the EX-H30.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and EX-H30 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very tough to visualize the gap in sensor sizes merely by checking out specs. The image here should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FC100 and EX-H30.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You can count on the Casio EX-H30 to produce extra detail having its extra 7 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FC100
Portrait photography with Casio EX-H30
27
focusing manually
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
39
has manual focus
MP count decent (16MP)
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FC100
Street photography with Casio EX-H30
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (201g)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
Sports photography with Casio EX-H30
24
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
52
long zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography info
Casio EX-H30 Travel photography info
52
flash built-in
no Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
69
lighter than average (201 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
long reach (300mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography factors
Casio EX-H30 Landscape photography factors
32
focusing manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
49
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging info
Casio EX-H30 Vlogging info
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic port
30
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (201 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic jack
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-H30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-H30
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-H30
General Information
Brand Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-H30
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-01-08 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 24-300mm (12.5x)
Max aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps),448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG -
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156 grams (0.34 lb) 201 grams (0.44 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 ID NP-40 NP-130
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible -
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $300 $709