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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z280 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 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
  • Launched January 2009
Casio EX-Z280
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-104mm (F2.6-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 97 x 53 x 20mm
  • Announced August 2009
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 Overview

The following is a complete overview of the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z280, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are manufactured by Casio. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-Z280 (12MP) but both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-FC100 was revealed 7 months before the EX-Z280 which means that they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summary of how the EX-FC100 grades versus the EX-Z280 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-Z280

 EX-FC100 EX-Z280 
Display resolution230k115kSharper display (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z280 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-Z280 EX-FC100 
AnnouncedAugust 2009January 2009Newer by 7 months

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z280

 EX-FC100 EX-Z280 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display size
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera, you should take into account its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-FC100 offers exterior measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Casio EX-Z280 has measurements of 97mm x 53mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

See the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z280 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the EX-FC100 against the EX-Z280.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and EX-Z280 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to visualize the gap in sensor dimensions just by seeing specifications. The pic underneath should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FC100 and EX-Z280.

Plainly, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can anticipate the Casio EX-Z280 to produce greater detail because of its extra 3MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography info
Casio EX-Z280 Portrait photography info
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focusing manually
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
27
you can focus manually
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography details
Casio EX-Z280 Street photography details
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
55
lighter than competition (133 grams)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-Z280 as a Sports photography camera
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
low max shutter speed (1/1,000s)
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Travel photography camera
Casio EX-Z280 as a Travel photography camera
52
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (9MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
62
lighter than competition (133 grams)
built-in flash
quite wide (26mm)
no Timelapse recording
resolution not great (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-FC100
Landscape photography with Casio EX-Z280
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focusing manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
32
you can focus manually
quite wide (26mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging highlights
Casio EX-Z280 Vlogging highlights
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic socket
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quite wide (26mm)
lighter than competition (133 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
does not have selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone port
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z280 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z280
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-Z280
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-Z280
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-08 2009-08-31
Body design 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 9MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3456 x 2592 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
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 mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 26-104mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/2.6-5.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 4.20 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported 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 (30fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 156 grams (0.34 lb) 133 grams (0.29 lb)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 97 x 53 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8")
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 model NP-40 NP-80
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $300 $180