Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230

Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
29
Overall
34
Casio Exilim EX-H15 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S230 front
Portability
96
Imaging
34
Features
21
Overall
28

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Key Specs

Casio EX-H15
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.2-5.7) lens
  • 161g - 101 x 60 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2010
Nikon S230
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 2000
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 115g - 91 x 57 x 20mm
  • Released February 2009
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Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Casio EX-H15 and Nikon S230, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact by manufacturers Casio and Nikon. There exists a large gap between the sensor resolutions of the EX-H15 (14MP) and S230 (10MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-H15 was revealed 12 months after the S230 so they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-H15 being a Compact camera and the Nikon S230 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick overview of how the EX-H15 scores versus the S230 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-H15 over the Nikon S230

 EX-H15 S230 
ReleasedJanuary 2010February 2009Newer by 12 months
Manual focus More exact focus
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S230 over the Casio EX-H15

 S230 EX-H15 
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-H15 and Nikon S230

 EX-H15 S230 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera often, you'll have to consider its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-H15 features outer measurements of 101mm x 60mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 161 grams (0.35 lbs) while the Nikon S230 has measurements of 91mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 115 grams (0.25 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Here is the front view size comparison of the EX-H15 vs the S230.

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-H15 and S230 is 93 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's hard to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions only by going over a spec sheet. The pic below will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-H15 and S230.

As you can see, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Casio EX-H15 to offer you extra detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures far more aggressively. The more recent EX-H15 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-H15 Portrait photography factors
Nikon S230 Portrait photography factors
36
focusing manually
good resolution (14MP)
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
20
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-H15 as a Street photography camera
Nikon S230 as a Street photography camera
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Digital)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-H15 Sports photography highlights
Nikon S230 Sports photography highlights
39
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
27
has image stabilization (Digital)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-H15
Travel photography with Nikon S230
64
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
51
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-H15 Landscape photography factors
Nikon S230 Landscape photography factors
47
focusing manually
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
32
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Digital)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not available
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-H15 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S230 as a Vlogging camera
29
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone jack
28
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external mic jack
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Casio EX-H15 vs Nikon S230 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-H15 and Nikon S230
 Casio Exilim EX-H15Nikon Coolpix S230
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Nikon
Model Casio Exilim EX-H15 Nikon Coolpix S230
Type Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-01-06 2009-02-03
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD 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 14MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 2000
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-240mm (10.0x) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Max aperture f/3.2-5.7 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 461 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed - 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 × 720 (30 fps) , 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 161 grams (0.35 lb) 115 grams (0.25 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 60 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1") 91 x 57 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" 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-90 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
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