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Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Samsung HZ35W front
Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
42
Overall
37

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W 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
  • Revealed January 2009
Samsung HZ35W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Released June 2010
  • Additionally Known as WB650
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Casio EX-FC100 and Samsung HZ35W, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Casio and Samsung. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and HZ35W (12MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was introduced 17 months before the HZ35W making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a more detailed comparison, below is a concise summation of how the EX-FC100 scores versus the HZ35W when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Samsung HZ35W

 EX-FC100 HZ35W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ35W over the Casio EX-FC100

 HZ35W EX-FC100 
ReleasedJune 2010January 2009More recent by 17 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution614k230kCrisper display (+384k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Samsung HZ35W

 EX-FC100 HZ35W 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-FC100 offers exterior dimensions 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 Samsung HZ35W has measurements of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is the front view scale comparison of the EX-FC100 versus the HZ35W.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC100 and HZ35W is 94 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to see the difference in sensor measurements merely by going through technical specs. The photograph underneath should offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FC100 and HZ35W.

As you can tell, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Samsung HZ35W to provide greater detail using its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Portrait photography highlights
27
focusing manually
can't use external flash
low MP (9 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
34
has manual focus
features face detection focusing
can't use external flash
low resolution (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Street photography highlights
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Sports photography factors
Samsung HZ35W Sports photography factors
24
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000 seconds)
low MP (9MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
42
great zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
low resolution (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
Travel photography with Samsung HZ35W
52
flash built-in
no Timelapse mode
low MP (9 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
63
lighter than competition in class (245g)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Landscape photography highlights
32
focusing manually
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
low MP (9 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse mode
43
has manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-FC100
Vlogging with Samsung HZ35W
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone socket
31
relatively wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic socket
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Samsung HZ35W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Samsung HZ35W
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Samsung HZ35W
General Information
Brand Casio Samsung
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Samsung HZ35W
Also referred to as - WB650
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-01-08 2010-06-16
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
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 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3456 x 2592 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1s 16s
Max shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 5.00 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156 gr (0.34 lb) 245 gr (0.54 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" 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 ID NP-40 SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $300 $300