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Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W

Portability
69
Imaging
33
Features
37
Overall
34
Casio Exilim EX-FH25 front
 
Samsung HZ30W front
Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
40
Overall
37

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W 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
  • Revealed July 2010
Samsung HZ30W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Announced January 2010
  • Alternative Name is WB600
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W Overview

Let's examine more closely at the Casio EX-FH25 and Samsung HZ30W, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies Casio and Samsung. The image resolution of the EX-FH25 (10MP) and the HZ30W (12MP) is pretty similar and they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-FH25 was revealed 6 months after the HZ30W which means that they are of a similar age. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-FH25 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung HZ30W being a Compact camera.

Before delving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a short highlight of how the EX-FH25 scores versus the HZ30W in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FH25 over the Samsung HZ30W

 EX-FH25 HZ30W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ30W over the Casio EX-FH25

 HZ30W EX-FH25 

Common features in the Casio EX-FH25 and Samsung HZ30W

 EX-FH25 HZ30W 
AnnouncedJuly 2010January 2010Similar age
Focus manually More precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera, you should factor its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FH25 features outside measurements of 122mm x 81mm x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") and a weight of 524 grams (1.16 lbs) while the Samsung HZ30W has proportions of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you select during that time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the EX-FH25 vs the HZ30W.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-FH25 and HZ30W is 69 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes simply by going over specifications. The pic underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FH25 and HZ30W.

Plainly, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can expect the Samsung HZ30W to offer greater detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs far more aggressively.

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Portrait photography details
Samsung HZ30W Portrait photography details
35
manual focus
delivers RAW files
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
29
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 as a Street photography camera
Samsung HZ30W as a Street photography camera
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than others in class (524g)
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (245g)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-FH25
Sports photography with Samsung HZ30W
41
excellent zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
fast continuous shooting (40.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
42
great zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking focus
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FH25 Travel photography features
Samsung HZ30W Travel photography features
49
built-in flash
quite wide (26mm)
very long zoom (520mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (524g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
63
lighter than competitors (245g)
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-FH25
Landscape photography with Samsung HZ30W
45
manual focus
quite wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no Timelapse function
43
focusing manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-FH25
Vlogging with Samsung HZ30W
22
quite wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone socket
more heavy than others in class (524 grams)
30
rather wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (245 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone jack
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Casio EX-FH25 vs Samsung HZ30W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FH25 and Samsung HZ30W
 Casio Exilim EX-FH25Samsung HZ30W
General Information
Brand Casio Samsung
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FH25 Samsung HZ30W
Other name - WB600
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-07-06 2010-01-19
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 16 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 40.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 5.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance 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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 524 grams (1.16 lbs) 245 grams (0.54 lbs)
Dimensions 122 x 81 x 83mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.3") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 ID 4 x AA SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $450 $280