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Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1

Portability
93
Imaging
34
Features
20
Overall
28
Casio Exilim EX-FC150 front
 
Sony Alpha a1 front
Portability
61
Imaging
83
Features
93
Overall
87

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Key Specs

Casio EX-FC150
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-185mm (F3.6-4.5) lens
  • 173g - 99 x 58 x 28mm
  • Revealed November 2009
Sony a1
(Full Review)
  • 50MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Bump to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 7680 x 4320 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 737g - 129 x 97 x 70mm
  • Released January 2021
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Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Pro Mirrorless by rivals Casio and Sony. There exists a substantial gap among the image resolutions of the EX-FC150 (10MP) and a1 (50MP) and the EX-FC150 (1/2.3") and a1 (Full frame) boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The EX-FC150 was announced 12 years prior to the a1 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the Casio EX-FC150 being a Compact camera and the Sony a1 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the EX-FC150 matches up against the a1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC150 over the Sony a1

 EX-FC150 a1 

Reasons to pick Sony a1 over the Casio EX-FC150

 a1 EX-FC150 
ReleasedJanuary 2021November 2009More modern by 136 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1440k230kSharper display (+1210k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-FC150 and Sony a1

 EX-FC150 a1 
Manual focus Very precise focus
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera often, you will need to factor in its weight and volume. The Casio EX-FC150 features exterior dimensions of 99mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 173 grams (0.38 lbs) while the Sony a1 has sizing of 129mm x 97mm x 70mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 737 grams (1.62 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the EX-FC150 compared to the a1.

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FC150 and a1 is 93 and 61 respectively.

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to envision the difference in sensor sizes just by looking through a spec sheet. The picture underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FC150 and a1.

As you can see, each of the cameras have different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The EX-FC150 using its smaller sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field more challenging and the Sony a1 will provide you with extra detail with its extra 40MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a bit more aggressively. The more aged EX-FC150 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FC150 Portrait photography features
Sony a1 Portrait photography features
27
focusing manually
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
89
you can focus manually
great flash sync speed (1/400s)
amazing sensor resolution (50MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detection focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FC150 Street photography details
Sony a1 Street photography details
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
79
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
provides touch to focus
weather sealing
above average high ISO (32,000)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FC150 Sports photography advice
Sony a1 Sports photography advice
31
high max fps (40.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
91
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
max fps high (30.0 frames/s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
amazing sensor resolution (50MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
weather sealing
great battery (530 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FC150 Travel photography info
Sony a1 Travel photography info
50
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
74
great battery (530 per charge)
weather sealing
has bluetooth
provides touch to focus
amazing sensor resolution (50 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FC150 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony a1 as a Landscape photography camera
31
focusing manually
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
89
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
amazing sensor resolution (50 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average high ISO (32,000)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
great battery (530 CIPA)
two card slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FC150 Vlogging factors
Sony a1 Vlogging factors
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have mic socket
37
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focus
high quality video (7680 x 4320 resolution)
does have external mic socket
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Casio EX-FC150 vs Sony a1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FC150 and Sony a1
 Casio Exilim EX-FC150Sony Alpha a1
General Information
Make Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-FC150 Sony Alpha a1
Type Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2009-11-16 2021-01-26
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 50 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 8640 x 5760
Highest native ISO 1600 32000
Highest boosted ISO - 102400
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Min boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 759
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Sony E
Lens focal range 37-185mm (5.0x) -
Highest aperture f/3.6-4.5 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Amount of lenses - 133
Crop factor 5.8 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 1,440 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 9,437 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.9x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/8000 secs
Maximum silent shutter speed - 1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 40.0 frames per second 30.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 2.60 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/400 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 × 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) 7680x4320 (30p, 25p, 23.98)
Highest video resolution 640x480 7680x4320
Video format Motion JPEG XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 173g (0.38 lb) 737g (1.62 lb)
Physical dimensions 99 x 58 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1") 129 x 97 x 70mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 530 shots
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-40 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)
Card slots One Two
Launch pricing $350 $6,498