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Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
16
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-G1 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Key Specs

Casio EX-G1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.9-5.4) lens
  • 154g - 104 x 64 x 20mm
  • Announced November 2009
Casio EX-ZS5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 848 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 103 x 59 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2011
Photography Glossary

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Overview

Let's take a more detailed look at the Casio EX-G1 and Casio EX-ZS5, both Ultracompact cameras and both are built by Casio. The image resolution of the EX-G1 (12MP) and the EX-ZS5 (14MP) is very close and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-G1 was released 13 months before the EX-ZS5 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple view of how the EX-G1 grades versus the EX-ZS5 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-G1 over the Casio EX-ZS5

 EX-G1 EX-ZS5 
Manual focus Very precise focusing

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS5 over the Casio EX-G1

 EX-ZS5 EX-G1 
LaunchedJanuary 2011November 2009More modern by 13 months
Display dimension3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-G1 and Casio EX-ZS5

 EX-G1 EX-ZS5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera, you need to think about its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-G1 comes with exterior dimensions of 104mm x 64mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 154 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Casio EX-ZS5 has measurements of 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Check out the Casio EX-G1 and Casio EX-ZS5 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are using at that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the EX-G1 compared to the EX-ZS5.

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-G1 and EX-ZS5 is 94 and 99 respectively.

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizes purely by researching specs. The picture underneath will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-G1 and EX-ZS5.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can expect to see the Casio EX-ZS5 to provide you with greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more aged EX-G1 will be behind in sensor technology.

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-G1 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-ZS5 as a Portrait photography camera
27
focusing manually
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-G1
Street photography with Casio EX-ZS5
53
weather proofing
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than competitors (154 grams)
49
no moving screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-G1 Sports photography highlights
Casio EX-ZS5 Sports photography highlights
23
weather proofing
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,250s)
max fps low (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
32
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-G1 Travel photography highlights
Casio EX-ZS5 Travel photography highlights
54
weather proofing
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (154 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
71
decent megapixels (14MP)
has built in flash
good max aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-G1
Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZS5
31
focusing manually
weather proofing
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
38
good max aperture (f)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
manual mode not possible
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-G1
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZS5
22
wide angle not great (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone support
more heavy than competitors (154g)
27
good max aperture (f)
does not have selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low res video (848 x 480 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Casio EX-G1 vs Casio EX-ZS5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-G1 and Casio EX-ZS5
 Casio Exilim EX-G1Casio Exilim EX-ZS5
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-G1 Casio Exilim EX-ZS5
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2009-11-18 2011-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 38-114mm (3.0x) ()
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.4 -
Macro focus range 10cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1250 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 2.40 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Soft -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 848 x 480
Maximum video resolution 640x480 848x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 154 gr (0.34 lbs) -
Dimensions 104 x 64 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 0.8") 103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 NP-800 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) -
Time lapse feature
Storage media microSD/microSDHC card, Internal -
Storage slots One One
Launch price $61 $100