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Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500

Portability
69
Imaging
33
Features
37
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S9500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
42
Features
37
Overall
40

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 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
  • Launched July 2010
Nikon S9500
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-550mm (F) lens
  • 205g - 110 x 60 x 31mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Old Model is Nikon S9300
  • Updated by Nikon S9700
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Casio EX-FH25 versus Nikon S9500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Casio and Nikon. There is a substantial difference between the image resolutions of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and S9500 (18MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-FH25 was announced 3 years earlier than the S9500 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Casio EX-FH25 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Nikon S9500 being a Compact camera.

Before we go right into a complete comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the EX-FH25 scores versus the S9500 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Nikon S9500

 EX-FH25 S9500 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Nikon S9500 over the Casio EX-FH25

 S9500 EX-FH25 
LaunchedJanuary 2013July 2010More modern by 31 months
Display resolution614k230kSharper display (+384k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Nikon S9500

 EX-FH25 S9500 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera, you need to think about its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-FH25 offers outer measurements of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") with a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) and the Nikon S9500 has measurements of 110mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the EX-FH25 and the S9500.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FH25 and S9500 is 69 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to picture the difference between sensor sizes merely by reviewing technical specs. The image here will give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FH25 and S9500.

As you can tell, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You can expect to see the Nikon S9500 to offer you more detail with its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged EX-FH25 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Portrait photography info
Nikon S9500 Portrait photography info
35
you can focus manually
supports RAW formats
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
31
good resolution (18 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Street photography details
Nikon S9500 Street photography details
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
more heavy than average in class (524 grams)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (205 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Sports photography information
Nikon S9500 Sports photography information
41
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
max fps high (40.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
42
great zoom range (25-550mm 22.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (230 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Travel photography information
Nikon S9500 Travel photography information
49
flash built-in
pretty wide (26mm)
great reach (520mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (524g)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
71
lighter than others (205 grams)
good resolution (18MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
very long reach (550mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse function
bad battery pack (230 per charge)
does not posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Landscape photography advice
Nikon S9500 Landscape photography advice
45
you can focus manually
pretty wide (26mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
missing Timelapse function
46
relatively wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
bad battery pack (230 per charge)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-FH25
Vlogging with Nikon S9500
22
pretty wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing microphone socket
more heavy than average in class (524g)
36
relatively wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others (205g)
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of external mic support
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Nikon S9500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Nikon S9500
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Nikon Coolpix S9500
General Information
Make Casio Nikon
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Nikon Coolpix S9500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-07-06 2013-01-29
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 99
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) 25-550mm (22.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.5 -
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - OLED monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 40.0 frames/s 7.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.30 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported 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
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG -
Mic support
Headphone support
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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 524g (1.16 pounds) 205g (0.45 pounds)
Physical dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 110 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 - 230 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $450 $230