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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 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
  • Introduced January 2009
Casio EX-ZR300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 205g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Revealed May 2012
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Overview

Let's look closer at the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are offered by Casio. There exists a sizable gap between the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-ZR300 (16MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-FC100 was announced 4 years earlier than the EX-ZR300 and that is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a in depth comparison, below is a simple view of how the EX-FC100 grades against the EX-ZR300 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-ZR300

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR300 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR300 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-ZR300 EX-FC100 
RevealedMay 2012January 2009More recent by 41 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR300

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR300 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-FC100 enjoys external measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZR300 has measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs).

Look at the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the EX-FC100 vs the EX-ZR300.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR300 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's hard to picture the contrast between sensor measurements purely by going over technical specs. The visual underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR300.

As you have seen, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can expect the Casio EX-ZR300 to deliver more detail with its extra 7MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a little more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography advice
Casio EX-ZR300 Portrait photography advice
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manual focus
cannot use external flash
resolution not great (9MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
40
has manual focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography info
Casio EX-ZR300 Street photography info
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (205 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Sports photography info
Casio EX-ZR300 Sports photography info
24
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000s)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
55
amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
better than average battery life (500 CIPA)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
Travel photography with Casio EX-ZR300
52
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (9MP)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
71
better than average battery life (500 per charge)
lighter than competition (205g)
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
long reach (300mm)
missing Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR300 Landscape photography highlights
32
manual focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
52
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
better than average battery life (500 per charge)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-ZR300 as a Vlogging camera
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have mic socket
33
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (205 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
missing mic jack
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR300
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
General Information
Company Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-01-08 2012-05-22
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - 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 9MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 24-300mm (12.5x)
Max aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7" 3"
Screen resolution 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1 secs 15 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.70 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps) 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156 grams (0.34 pounds) 205 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 Overall 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 life - 500 photographs
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-40 NP-130
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $300 $329