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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
 
Olympus SZ-11 front
Portability
89
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 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
  • Revealed July 2010
Olympus SZ-11
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 226g - 106 x 69 x 40mm
  • Announced July 2011
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Casio EX-FH25 versus Olympus SZ-11, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Casio and Olympus. There exists a substantial gap among the image resolutions of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and SZ-11 (14MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-FH25 was announced 12 months before the SZ-11 so they are both of a similar age. Both cameras have different body design with the Casio EX-FH25 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Olympus SZ-11 being a Compact camera.

Before going into a thorough comparison, here is a concise overview of how the EX-FH25 scores versus the SZ-11 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Olympus SZ-11

 EX-FH25 SZ-11 
Manually focus Very exact focus

Reasons to pick Olympus SZ-11 over the Casio EX-FH25

 SZ-11 EX-FH25 
AnnouncedJuly 2011July 2010Fresher by 12 months
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Olympus SZ-11

 EX-FH25 SZ-11 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera regularly, you should factor its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-FH25 comes with physical dimensions of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") having a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) while the Olympus SZ-11 has dimensions of 106mm x 69mm x 40mm (4.2" x 2.7" x 1.6") accompanied by a weight of 226 grams (0.50 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-FH25 versus Olympus SZ-11 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with during that time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the EX-FH25 against the SZ-11.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FH25 and SZ-11 is 69 and 89 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to envision the contrast in sensor sizing merely by seeing specs. The graphic here should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-FH25 and SZ-11.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Olympus SZ-11 to produce greater detail with its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will let you crop photos more aggressively. The older EX-FH25 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Portrait photography advice
Olympus SZ-11 Portrait photography advice
36
focusing manually
supports RAW formats
external flash not possible
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
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MP count good (14 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Street photography camera
Olympus SZ-11 as a Street photography camera
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
heavier than competition (524g)
60
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (226 grams)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Sports photography information
Olympus SZ-11 Sports photography information
42
amazing zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
high max frames per second (40.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
44
amazing zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery (200 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Travel photography factors
Olympus SZ-11 Travel photography factors
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flash built-in
fairly wide (26mm)
long reach (520mm)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (524 grams)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
lighter than others (226g)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
long reach (500mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
bad battery (200 shots)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus SZ-11 as a Landscape photography camera
45
focusing manually
fairly wide (26mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no Time Lapse function
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relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
bad battery (200 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus SZ-11 as a Vlogging camera
22
fairly wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
no mic support
heavier than competition (524 grams)
31
relatively wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
lighter than others (226 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic support
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Olympus SZ-11 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Olympus SZ-11
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Olympus SZ-11
General Information
Brand Casio Olympus
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Olympus SZ-11
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-07-06 2011-07-27
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic III+
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
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 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.0-6.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 40.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 9.30 m (@ ISO 1600)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 524g (1.16 lbs) 226g (0.50 lbs)
Physical dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 106 x 69 x 40mm (4.2" x 2.7" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 200 photographs
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $450 $253