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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 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-ZR400
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 205g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2013
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR400, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are designed by Casio. There is a crucial difference among the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-ZR400 (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was manufactured 5 years prior to the EX-ZR400 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a in depth comparison, here is a simple summary of how the EX-FC100 grades against the EX-ZR400 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-ZR400

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR400 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR400 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-ZR400 EX-FC100 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2009More recent by 49 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kCrisper display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR400

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR400 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FC100 provides 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) while the Casio EX-ZR400 has proportions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the EX-FC100 against the EX-ZR400.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR400 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements simply by seeing specifications. The graphic below will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR400.

To sum up, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You should expect to see the Casio EX-ZR400 to show more detail due to its extra 7MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 will be behind in sensor technology.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-ZR400 as a Portrait photography camera
27
you can focus manually
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
40
manual focus
good MP (16MP)
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FC100
Street photography with Casio EX-ZR400
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Sports photography information
Casio EX-ZR400 Sports photography information
24
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't change focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
57
amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
fast shooting (30.0 frames per second)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
great battery (500 CIPA)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR400 Travel photography highlights
52
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
71
great battery (500 per charge)
lighter than competition in class (205g)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
no Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-ZR400 Landscape photography information
32
you can focus manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
tiny screen (2.7")
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
52
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
great battery (500 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging information
Casio EX-ZR400 Vlogging information
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic support
33
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone jack
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR400
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-ZR400
General Information
Brand Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-ZR400
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-01-08 2013-01-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Exilim Engine HS
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
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 9 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias 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
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 24-300mm (12.5x)
Highest aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - 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 speed - 30.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 4.70 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
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 format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone 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 156g (0.34 pounds) 205g (0.45 pounds)
Physical 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 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 shots
Form 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 Single Single
Cost at launch $300 $0