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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 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-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Casio EX-FC100 versus Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Casio. There is a considerable difference between the sensor resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was unveiled 4 years prior to the EX-ZR15 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a thorough comparison, below is a quick view of how the EX-FC100 grades vs the EX-ZR15 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-ZR15 EX-FC100 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2009More modern by 36 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR15 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Casio EX-FC100 has outside measurements 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-ZR15 has sizing of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are using at the time. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the EX-FC100 compared to the EX-ZR15.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR15 is 94 and 93 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to visualize the difference between sensor sizes only by reading through specifications. The pic underneath will help give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR15.

Plainly, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can count on the Casio EX-ZR15 to give you greater detail having an extra 7 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop pictures much more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography features
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography features
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manual focus
external flash not possible
MP count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
40
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR15 Street photography highlights
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Sports photography camera
24
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
MP count low (9MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
good battery (325 shots)
max frames per second very slow (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
Travel photography with Casio EX-ZR15
52
built-in flash
missing Timelapse mode
MP count low (9MP)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
67
good battery (325 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-FC100
Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZR15
32
manual focus
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
MP count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
49
manual focus
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
good battery (325 shots)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging information
Casio EX-ZR15 Vlogging information
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone port
33
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-01-08 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CMOS 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 16 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 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range - 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 5.20 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
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 156g (0.34 pounds) 176g (0.39 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" 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 life - 325 images
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-40 NP-110
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $300 $249