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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
46
Overall
40

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 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-ZR100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 204g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Launched July 2011
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 Overview

In this article, we will be comparing the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are produced by Casio. There is a substantial difference among the sensor resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-ZR100 (12MP) but they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was revealed 3 years earlier than the EX-ZR100 and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the EX-FC100 matches up against the EX-ZR100 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-ZR100

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR100 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR100 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-ZR100 EX-FC100 
LaunchedJuly 2011January 2009More recent by 30 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR100

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR100 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to think about its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FC100 features outside dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR100 has proportions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the EX-FC100 and the EX-ZR100.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR100 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements just by going through specifications. The graphic below may give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR100.

Plainly, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can count on the Casio EX-ZR100 to produce extra detail because of its extra 3MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR100 Portrait photography highlights
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focusing manually
external flash not possible
resolution not great (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
29
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FC100
Street photography with Casio EX-ZR100
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (204 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
Sports photography with Casio EX-ZR100
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
resolution not great (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
fast continuous shooting (40.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography factors
Casio EX-ZR100 Travel photography factors
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has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
resolution not great (9MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
64
lighter than competition in class (204 grams)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography details
Casio EX-ZR100 Landscape photography details
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focusing manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
resolution not great (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
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focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-ZR100 as a Vlogging camera
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
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decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (204g)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
doesn't have external mic support
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR100
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-01-08 2011-07-19
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Exilim Engine HS
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface 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
Highest resolution 3456 x 2592 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 24-300mm (12.5x)
Max aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.0-5.9
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 40.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 64 (480, 1000 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 156 grams (0.34 pounds) 204 grams (0.45 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 -
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $300 $300