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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50

Portability
69
Imaging
33
Features
37
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
 
Olympus SH-50 front
Portability
88
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Key Specs

Casio EX-FH25
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 524g - 122 x 81 x 83mm
  • Released July 2010
Olympus SH-50
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 269g - 112 x 63 x 42mm
  • Released January 2013
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Casio EX-FH25 and Olympus SH-50, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by rivals Casio and Olympus. There exists a big gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and SH-50 (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-FH25 was introduced 3 years earlier than the SH-50 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-FH25 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Olympus SH-50 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight into a complete comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the EX-FH25 matches up versus the SH-50 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Olympus SH-50

 EX-FH25 SH-50 

Reasons to pick Olympus SH-50 over the Casio EX-FH25

 SH-50 EX-FH25 
ReleasedJanuary 2013July 2010More recent by 30 months
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Olympus SH-50

 EX-FH25 SH-50 
Manually focus More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you will have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-FH25 offers physical measurements of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") along with a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) whilst the Olympus SH-50 has dimensions of 112mm x 63mm x 42mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7") along with a weight of 269 grams (0.59 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have at that time. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the EX-FH25 versus the SH-50.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FH25 and SH-50 is 69 and 88 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to see the difference in sensor measurements just by seeing specifications. The photograph below will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FH25 and SH-50.

Plainly, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Olympus SH-50 to provide greater detail using its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics far more aggressively. The older EX-FH25 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Portrait photography information
Olympus SH-50 Portrait photography information
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focusing manually
supports RAW files
no external flash support
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
44
manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
features face detection focusing
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Street photography advice
Olympus SH-50 Street photography advice
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
heavier than others (524 grams)
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
has touch to focus
lighter than competition (269g)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Sports photography information
Olympus SH-50 Sports photography information
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long zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
max frames per second high (40.0 fps)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
48
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus SH-50 as a Travel photography camera
49
flash built-in
reasonably wide (26mm)
great zoom (520mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than others (524 grams)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than competition (269g)
has touch to focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
great zoom (600mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Landscape photography information
Olympus SH-50 Landscape photography information
45
focusing manually
reasonably wide (26mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no Time Lapse function
49
manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus SH-50 as a Vlogging camera
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reasonably wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic support
heavier than others (524 grams)
34
pretty wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (269g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic port
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SH-50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Olympus SH-50
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Olympus SH-50
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Olympus
Model Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Olympus SH-50
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2010-07-06 2013-01-08
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic VI
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 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-520mm (20.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.0-6.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 15s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 40.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.30 m 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB 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 (60fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 524g (1.16 lbs) 269g (0.59 lbs)
Dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 112 x 63 x 42mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.7")
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 model 4 x AA SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 12 sec, Pet Auto Shutter)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $450 $300