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Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
49

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS 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
  • Launched January 2009
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Introduced December 2012
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

On this page, we will be matching up the Casio EX-FC100 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Casio and Olympus. There is a noticeable difference among the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and XZ-2 iHS (12MP) and the EX-FC100 (1/2.3") and XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") posses different sensor sizes.

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The EX-FC100 was introduced 4 years before the XZ-2 iHS and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the EX-FC100 matches up vs the XZ-2 iHS for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 EX-FC100 XZ-2 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Casio EX-FC100

 XZ-2 iHS EX-FC100 
IntroducedDecember 2012January 2009Fresher by 48 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kCrisper screen (+690k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 EX-FC100 XZ-2 iHS 
Focus manually More precise focus
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider 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") and a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has specifications of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the EX-FC100 against the XZ-2 iHS.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the EX-FC100 and XZ-2 iHS is 94 and 85 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to picture the gap in sensor sizing simply by looking through a spec sheet. The photograph underneath should offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-FC100 and XZ-2 iHS.

Clearly, the two cameras have different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The EX-FC100 with its smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF tougher and the Olympus XZ-2 iHS will result in greater detail using its extra 3 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography details
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Portrait photography details
27
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
46
focusing manually
supports face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Street photography information
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
66
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors (346 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Sports photography camera
24
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking autofocus
great battery (340 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography highlights
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flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
61
great battery (340 per charge)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (346g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography information
32
you can focus manually
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7")
megapixel count low (9MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
55
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
great battery (340 shots)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging details
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging details
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic jack
36
fairly wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external mic port
doesn't have selfie friendly display
heavier than competitors (346 grams)
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Make Casio Olympus
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-08 2012-12-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Full resolution 3456 x 2592 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 35
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 gr (0.34 pounds) 346 gr (0.76 pounds)
Physical dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 49
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 216
Other
Battery life - 340 shots
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-40 Li-90B
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $300 $450