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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z450 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 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
  • Announced January 2009
Casio EX-Z450
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-5.8) lens
  • 128g - 81 x 56 x 21mm
  • Launched August 2009
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z450, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both produced by Casio. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-Z450 (12MP) but both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-FC100 was announced 7 months earlier than the EX-Z450 and they are both of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise overview of how the EX-FC100 grades against the EX-Z450 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-Z450

 EX-FC100 EX-Z450 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z450 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-Z450 EX-FC100 
LaunchedAugust 2009January 2009Fresher by 7 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z450

 EX-FC100 EX-Z450 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry your camera, you have to factor in its weight and volume. The Casio EX-FC100 has outer measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-Z450 has sizing of 81mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs).

Compare the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z450 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the EX-FC100 against the EX-Z450.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FC100 and EX-Z450 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizing purely by viewing specifications. The graphic below should provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FC100 and EX-Z450.

Plainly, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can count on the Casio EX-Z450 to render more detail with its extra 3MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-Z450 as a Portrait photography camera
27
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
MP count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
27
manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FC100
Street photography with Casio EX-Z450
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
55
lighter than others (128 grams)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Sports photography factors
Casio EX-Z450 Sports photography factors
24
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000 seconds)
MP count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
17
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography information
Casio EX-Z450 Travel photography information
52
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
MP count low (9 megapixels)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
62
lighter than others (128g)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-Z450 as a Landscape photography camera
32
focusing manually
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
MP count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
37
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-FC100
Vlogging with Casio EX-Z450
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone socket
28
quite wide (28mm)
lighter than others (128g)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone port
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z450 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z450
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-Z450
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-Z450
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-01-08 2009-08-18
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 9MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3456 x 2592 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/2.6-5.8
Macro focusing range - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1 seconds 1/2 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1000 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 3.00 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156g (0.34 lbs) 128g (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 81 x 56 x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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-40
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $300 $229