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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-S12 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Key Specs

Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • 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-S12
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-108mm (F2.8-7.9) lens
  • 111g - 95 x 60 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-S12, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are built by Casio. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-S12 (12MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was introduced very close to the EX-S12 and they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a simple summation of how the EX-FC100 matches up against the EX-S12 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-S12

 EX-FC100 EX-S12 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-S12 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-S12 EX-FC100 

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-S12

 EX-FC100 EX-S12 
IntroducedJanuary 2009January 2009Same age
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display sizing
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FC100 provides outer dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Casio EX-S12 has proportions of 95mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. Following is a front view measurement comparison of the EX-FC100 compared to the EX-S12.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-FC100 and EX-S12 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to visualise the gap in sensor sizing purely by checking out specs. The visual underneath may give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-FC100 and EX-S12.

All in all, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Casio EX-S12 to produce extra detail using its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography factors
Casio EX-S12 Portrait photography factors
27
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
27
manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography factors
Casio EX-S12 Street photography factors
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
55
lighter than competition (111g)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-S12 as a Sports photography camera
24
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000 seconds)
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
17
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Travel photography camera
Casio EX-S12 as a Travel photography camera
52
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
56
lighter than competition (111 grams)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-S12 as a Landscape photography camera
32
you can focus manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
28
manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not available
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-S12 as a Vlogging camera
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone support
25
lighter than competition (111g)
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone support
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-S12 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-S12
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-S12
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-S12
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-01-08 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3456 x 2592 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 36-108mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/2.8-7.9
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 seconds 1/2 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
External flash
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 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 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
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 156g (0.34 lbs) 111g (0.24 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 95 x 60 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9")
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 model NP-40 NP-60
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/ SDHC memory card, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $300 $119