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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z90 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 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
  • Released January 2009
Casio EX-Z90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 121g - 90 x 52 x 19mm
  • Revealed August 2009
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are manufactured by Casio. There exists a noticeable gap among the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-Z90 (12MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was announced 7 months prior to the EX-Z90 so they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the EX-FC100 matches up against the EX-Z90 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-Z90

 EX-FC100 EX-Z90 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z90 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-Z90 EX-FC100 
RevealedAugust 2009January 2009More modern by 7 months

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z90

 EX-FC100 EX-Z90 
Manually focus More exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.7"2.7"Same display sizing
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-FC100 provides physical 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-Z90 has dimensions of 90mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.5" x 2.0" x 0.7") and a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you select at the time. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the EX-FC100 compared to the EX-Z90.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and EX-Z90 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is difficult to visualize the gap in sensor sizes simply by looking through technical specs. The picture underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FC100 and EX-Z90.

As you have seen, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You can anticipate the Casio EX-Z90 to provide you with extra detail with its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images way more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 will be behind in sensor technology.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FC100
Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z90
27
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
low MP (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
27
you can focus manually
no manual control
can't use external flash
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography info
Casio EX-Z90 Street photography info
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
55
lighter than others in class (121g)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
Sports photography with Casio EX-Z90
24
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000 seconds)
low MP (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
17
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
Travel photography with Casio EX-Z90
52
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
low MP (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.6)
56
lighter than others in class (121 grams)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse recording
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-Z90 Landscape photography information
32
focusing manually
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
low MP (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
28
you can focus manually
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-FC100
Vlogging with Casio EX-Z90
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic socket
25
lighter than others in class (121 grams)
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone socket
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-Z90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z90
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-Z90
General Information
Company Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-Z90
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-01-08 2009-08-18
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Digic 4
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 megapixels 12 megapixels
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 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 35-105mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.00 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 156g (0.34 lb) 121g (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 90 x 52 x 19mm (3.5" x 2.0" x 0.7")
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-60
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $300 $150