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Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50

Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Key Specs

Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Sony WX50
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 117g - 92 x 52 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Overview

In this write-up, we will be matching up the Casio EX-FC100 versus Sony WX50, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Casio and Sony. There is a huge difference between the resolutions of the EX-FC100 (9MP) and WX50 (16MP) but they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-FC100 was revealed 4 years prior to the WX50 and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick overview of how the EX-FC100 grades against the WX50 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Sony WX50

 EX-FC100 WX50 
Focus manually Very accurate focus

Reasons to pick Sony WX50 over the Casio EX-FC100

 WX50 EX-FC100 
RevealedJanuary 2012January 2009Fresher by 37 months
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FC100 and Sony WX50

 EX-FC100 WX50 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera regularly, you have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FC100 provides physical measurements 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 Sony WX50 has proportions of 92mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-FC100 versus Sony WX50 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the EX-FC100 against the WX50.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the EX-FC100 and WX50 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing merely by checking specifications. The graphic here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-FC100 and WX50.

Plainly, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Sony WX50 to give greater detail because of its extra 7MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The older EX-FC100 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography details
Sony WX50 Portrait photography details
27
focusing manually
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
34
decent megapixels (16MP)
has face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Street photography highlights
Sony WX50 Street photography highlights
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (117 grams)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Sports photography info
Sony WX50 Sports photography info
24
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
sensor resolution low (9MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX50 as a Travel photography camera
52
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
69
lighter than competitors (117 grams)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography info
Sony WX50 Landscape photography info
32
focusing manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution low (9 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
38
reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-FC100
Vlogging with Sony WX50
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not posses selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic socket
35
reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (117g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of external mic jack
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Casio EX-FC100 vs Sony WX50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC100 and Sony WX50
 Casio Exilim EX-FC100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2009-01-08 2012-01-30
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CMOS BSI-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 and 16:9
Max resolution 3456 x 2592 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.6-8.5 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - Clearfoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 5.30 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance 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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic 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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 156g (0.34 pounds) 117g (0.26 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 92 x 52 x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7")
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 - 240 images
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-40 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $300 $250