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Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500

Portability
69
Imaging
33
Features
37
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
 
Nikon Coolpix B500 front
Portability
68
Imaging
41
Features
50
Overall
44

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Key Specs

Casio EX-FH25
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 524g - 122 x 81 x 83mm
  • Introduced July 2010
Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Announced February 2016
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Overview

Here is a in-depth analysis of the Casio EX-FH25 versus Nikon B500, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Casio and Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the resolutions of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and B500 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-FH25 was unveiled 6 years prior to the B500 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving through a in-depth comparison, below is a brief view of how the EX-FH25 grades vs the B500 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Nikon B500

 EX-FH25 B500 
Manual focus More exact focus

Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the Casio EX-FH25

 B500 EX-FH25 
AnnouncedFebruary 2016July 2010Fresher by 68 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Nikon B500

 EX-FH25 B500 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor its weight and size. The Casio EX-FH25 offers physical dimensions of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) while the Nikon B500 has specifications of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") along with a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs).

Look at the Casio EX-FH25 versus Nikon B500 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you use during that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the EX-FH25 vs the B500.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FH25 and B500 is 69 and 68 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's hard to envision the difference in sensor sizing simply by going through specs. The photograph underneath will help give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FH25 and B500.

All in all, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Nikon B500 to produce more detail having an extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The older EX-FH25 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-FH25
Portrait photography with Nikon B500
35
you can focus manually
delivers RAW formats
no external flash support
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
37
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Street photography factors
Nikon B500 Street photography factors
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (524g)
52
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competition (541 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FH25
Sports photography with Nikon B500
41
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
high max frames per second (40.0 fps)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
51
great zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (600 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Travel photography factors
Nikon B500 Travel photography factors
49
flash built-in
relatively wide (26mm)
great reach (520mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (524g)
resolution not great (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
59
better than average battery life (600 per charge)
has bluetooth
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (23mm)
very long reach (900mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (541 grams)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon B500 as a Landscape photography camera
45
you can focus manually
relatively wide (26mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have Timelapse recording
45
quite wide (23mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
better than average battery life (600 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Vlogging factors
Nikon B500 Vlogging factors
22
relatively wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone support
more heavy than competition (524g)
27
quite wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not feature selfie friendly display
no external mic port
heavier than competition (541 grams)
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon B500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Nikon B500
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Nikon Coolpix B500
General Information
Brand Casio Nikon
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Nikon Coolpix B500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-07-06 2016-02-23
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) 23-900mm (39.1x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.0-6.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 1 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 40.0 frames/s 7.4 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 6.90 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
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 524 gr (1.16 lb) 541 gr (1.19 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
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 - 600 images
Type of battery - AA
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $450 $300