Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D

Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
18
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-FS10 front
 
Pentax K100D front
Portability
64
Imaging
47
Features
36
Overall
42

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Key Specs

Casio EX-FS10
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.9-7.1) lens
  • 121g - 102 x 55 x 20mm
  • Released January 2009
Pentax K100D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • 660g - 129 x 93 x 70mm
  • Launched December 2006
  • New Model is Pentax K100D S
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Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Overview

In this write-up, we are evaluating the Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D, former being a Ultracompact while the other is a Entry-Level DSLR by manufacturers Casio and Pentax. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the EX-FS10 (9MP) and K100D (6MP) and the EX-FS10 (1/2.3") and K100D (APS-C) enjoy totally different sensor sizes.

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The EX-FS10 was brought out 2 years later than the K100D and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-FS10 being a Ultracompact camera and the Pentax K100D being a Compact SLR camera.

Before diving in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the EX-FS10 scores vs the K100D with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-FS10 over the Pentax K100D

 EX-FS10 K100D 
LaunchedJanuary 2009December 2006Fresher by 26 months
Display resolution230k210kCrisper display (+20k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax K100D over the Casio EX-FS10

 K100D EX-FS10 

Common features in the Casio EX-FS10 and Pentax K100D

 EX-FS10 K100D 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.5"2.5"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-FS10 enjoys exterior measurements of 102mm x 55mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Pentax K100D has proportions of 129mm x 93mm x 70mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.8") along with a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select at the time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the EX-FS10 and the K100D.

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-FS10 and K100D is 96 and 64 respectively.

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is hard to see the gap between sensor sizing just by going over specs. The photograph here will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-FS10 and K100D.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The EX-FS10 featuring a tinier sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Casio EX-FS10 will offer you extra detail having its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images a little more aggressively. The more recent EX-FS10 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D sensor size comparison

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-FS10 Portrait photography factors
Pentax K100D Portrait photography factors
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you can focus manually
no manual control
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
52
focusing manually
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
does not have liveview
megapixel count low (6MP)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-FS10
Street photography with Pentax K100D
47
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
59
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
more heavy than competitors (660g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-FS10 Sports photography features
Pentax K100D Sports photography features
16
max shutter speed is low (1/1,250s)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
48
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has phase detect auto focus
does not have liveview
max fps very slow (3.0 fps)
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-FS10 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax K100D as a Travel photography camera
51
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
43
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (660 grams)
megapixel count low (6MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-FS10 Landscape photography highlights
Pentax K100D Landscape photography highlights
27
you can focus manually
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.5")
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
52
focusing manually
change lenses (Pentax KAF mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
does not have liveview
megapixel count low (6MP)
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-FS10 Vlogging details
Pentax K100D Vlogging details
22
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic jack
9
no video shooting
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Casio EX-FS10 vs Pentax K100D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-FS10 and Pentax K100D
 Casio Exilim EX-FS10Pentax K100D
General Information
Make Casio Pentax
Model type Casio Exilim EX-FS10 Pentax K100D
Category Ultracompact Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2009-01-08 2006-12-03
Body design Ultracompact Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 9MP 6MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 3456 x 2592 3008 x 2008
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Pentax KAF
Lens zoom range 38-114mm (3.0x) -
Maximum aperture f/3.9-7.1 -
Number of lenses - 151
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 210k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage - 96 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.57x
Features
Min shutter speed 1 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1250 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps), 448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) -
Max video resolution 1280x720 None
Video file format Motion JPEG -
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 121g (0.27 lbs) 660g (1.46 lbs)
Dimensions 102 x 55 x 20mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.8") 129 x 93 x 70mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.8")
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 NP-80 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/MMC card
Storage slots One One
Launch price $200 $0