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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
55
Overall
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 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-ZR800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-450mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 222g - 108 x 60 x 31mm
  • Released August 2013
Photography Glossary

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both created by Casio. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and EX-ZR800 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was introduced 5 years before the EX-ZR800 which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a short overview of how the EX-FC100 grades versus the EX-ZR800 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Casio EX-ZR800

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR800 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR800 over the Casio EX-FC100

 EX-ZR800 EX-FC100 
ReleasedAugust 2013January 2009Newer by 55 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR800

 EX-FC100 EX-ZR800 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera, you are going to need to take into account its weight and volume. The Casio EX-FC100 comes with outside measurements of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR800 has sizing of 108mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you choose at that time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the EX-FC100 versus the EX-ZR800.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR800 is 94 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to envision the difference in sensor dimensions merely by viewing technical specs. The image below may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-FC100 and EX-ZR800.

As you have seen, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Casio EX-ZR800 to render more detail using its extra 7 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-ZR800 as a Portrait photography camera
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manual focus
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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has manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
features face detect focusing
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography info
Casio EX-ZR800 Street photography info
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-ZR800 as a Sports photography camera
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
low max shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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amazing zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
Travel photography with Casio EX-ZR800
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flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
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better than average battery pack (470 shots)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
very long reach (450mm)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-ZR800 as a Landscape photography camera
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manual focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
tiny screen (2.7")
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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has manual focus
quite wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging info
Casio EX-ZR800 Vlogging info
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone support
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quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
no mic support
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Casio EX-ZR800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-ZR800
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
General Information
Make Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Casio Exilim EX-ZR800
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-01-08 2013-08-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - EXILIM Engine HS 3
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 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3456 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 25-450mm (18.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 4cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
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
AE bracketing
White balance 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 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps),
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156g (0.34 lbs) 222g (0.49 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 108 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 - 470 pictures
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, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $300 $429