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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z33 front
Portability
97
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 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
  • Announced January 2009
Casio EX-Z33
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 106g - 95 x 56 x 18mm
  • Introduced August 2009
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 Overview

In this article, we will be evaluating the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z33, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are designed by Casio. The image resolution of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and the EX-Z33 (10MP) is pretty comparable and they use the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was unveiled 7 months before the EX-Z33 and they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the EX-FC100 scores against the EX-Z33 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-Z33

 EX-FC100 EX-Z33 
Screen sizing2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z33 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-Z33 EX-FC100 
IntroducedAugust 2009January 2009Fresher by 7 months

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z33

 EX-FC100 EX-Z33 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FC100 enjoys exterior dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Casio EX-Z33 has proportions of 95mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 106 grams (0.23 lbs).

Look at the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z33 in our newest Camera & 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 at that moment. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the EX-FC100 and the EX-Z33.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-FC100 and EX-Z33 is 94 and 97 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizing only by going through specs. The visual underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FC100 and EX-Z33.

All in all, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Casio EX-Z33 to show extra detail having an extra 1 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots a little more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FC100
Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z33
27
has manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
26
focusing manually
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FC100
Street photography with Casio EX-Z33
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
55
lighter than others (106 grams)
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
Sports photography with Casio EX-Z33
24
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
16
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
Travel photography with Casio EX-Z33
52
built-in flash
no Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
56
lighter than others (106g)
has built in flash
no Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography details
Casio EX-Z33 Landscape photography details
32
has manual focus
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
27
focusing manually
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging highlights
Casio EX-Z33 Vlogging highlights
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic support
25
lighter than others (106g)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
no microphone support
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z33 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z33
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-Z33
General Information
Company Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-Z33
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-01-08 2009-08-31
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3456 x 2592 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focusing distance - 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 2.5 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 2.80 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
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) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156 grams (0.34 lbs) 106 grams (0.23 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 95 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 ID NP-40 NP-82
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $300 $120