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Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
40
Overall
39
Casio Exilim EX-H30 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Casio EX-H30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 201g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Launched January 2011
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

On this page, we will be matching up the Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are sold by Casio. The resolution of the EX-H30 (16MP) and the EX-ZR15 (16MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-H30 was unveiled 12 months prior to the EX-ZR15 and they are both of a similar age. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the EX-H30 grades vs the EX-ZR15 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-H30 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-H30 EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Casio EX-H30

 EX-ZR15 EX-H30 
LaunchedJanuary 2012January 2011Fresher by 12 months

Common features in the Casio EX-H30 and Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-H30 EX-ZR15 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Screen resolution461k461kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-H30 features external measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR15 has proportions of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using at that time. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the EX-H30 versus the EX-ZR15.

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-H30 and EX-ZR15 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizing simply by checking specs. The graphic here should provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-H30 and EX-ZR15.

All in all, each of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical resolution and you can expect similar quality of photos although you will want to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The older EX-H30 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-H30 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Portrait photography camera
39
manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
40
you can focus manually
MP count good (16MP)
has face detect focusing
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-H30 as a Street photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Street photography camera
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (201 grams)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-H30
Sports photography with Casio EX-ZR15
52
long zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
has tracking focus
great battery life (325 shots)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Travel photography info
Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography info
69
lighter than competitors in class (201g)
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
67
great battery life (325 shots)
MP count good (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography information
49
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
49
you can focus manually
fairly wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
great battery life (325 shots)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual mode not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-H30
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR15
30
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (201 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic support
33
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of microphone support
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Casio EX-H30 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-H30 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Casio Exilim EX-H30Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-H30 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-05 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
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 focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-300mm (12.5x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 461 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech Super Clear TFT color LCD Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 5.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 201g (0.44 pounds) 176g (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 life - 325 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-130 NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $709 $249