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Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6000 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 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
Nikon S6000
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.7-5.6) lens
  • 156g - 97 x 55 x 25mm
  • Announced February 2010
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Casio EX-FC100 and Nikon S6000, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Casio and Nikon. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and S6000 (14MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was released 13 months earlier than the S6000 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a in depth comparison, below is a quick view of how the EX-FC100 scores against the S6000 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Nikon S6000

 EX-FC100 S6000 
Focus manually More accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Nikon S6000 over the Casio EX-FC100

 S6000 EX-FC100 
AnnouncedFebruary 2010January 2009Newer by 13 months

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Nikon S6000

 EX-FC100 S6000 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera, you have to factor in its weight and size. The Casio EX-FC100 has exterior dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Nikon S6000 has specifications of 97mm x 55mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the EX-FC100 against the S6000.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FC100 and S6000 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to picture the difference in sensor dimensions only by viewing a spec sheet. The image underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-FC100 and S6000.

Clearly, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Nikon S6000 to render extra detail as a result of its extra 5MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FC100
Portrait photography with Nikon S6000
27
focusing manually
external flash not possible
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
28
good MP (14MP)
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography highlights
Nikon S6000 Street photography highlights
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FC100
Sports photography with Nikon S6000
24
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
low max shutter speed (1/1,000s)
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography information
Nikon S6000 Travel photography information
52
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
65
good MP (14MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography features
Nikon S6000 Landscape photography features
32
focusing manually
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
low megapixels (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
37
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
no manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S6000 as a Vlogging camera
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
29
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.7)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Nikon S6000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Nikon S6000
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Nikon Coolpix S6000
General Information
Company Casio Nikon
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Nikon Coolpix S6000
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-01-08 2010-02-03
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
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 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3456 x 2592 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 28-196mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.7-5.6
Macro focusing distance - 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156g (0.34 lbs) 156g (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 97 x 55 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 ID NP-40 EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (3 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
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