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Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370

Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
40
Overall
39
Casio Exilim EX-H30 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Key Specs

Casio EX-H30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 201g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced January 2011
Sony W370
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 34-238mm (F3.6-5.6) lens
  • 179g - 100 x 57 x 26mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Overview

In this write-up, we are looking at the Casio EX-H30 versus Sony W370, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Casio and Sony. The sensor resolution of the EX-H30 (16MP) and the W370 (14MP) is very similar and they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-H30 was revealed 13 months after the W370 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go in to a detailed comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the EX-H30 grades against the W370 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-H30 over the Sony W370

 EX-H30 W370 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2010More modern by 13 months
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W370 over the Casio EX-H30

 W370 EX-H30 

Common features in the Casio EX-H30 and Sony W370

 EX-H30 W370 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera, you're going to have to think about its weight and size. The Casio EX-H30 features outer measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 201 grams (0.44 lbs) and the Sony W370 has specifications of 100mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you use at that moment. Below is the front view scale comparison of the EX-H30 versus the W370.

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the EX-H30 and W370 is 92 and 94 respectively.

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's difficult to visualize the difference between sensor sizes purely by going over a spec sheet. The pic below will offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-H30 and W370.

As you can see, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Casio EX-H30 to deliver more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop images far more aggressively. The fresher EX-H30 provides a benefit in sensor innovation.

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Portrait photography info
Sony W370 Portrait photography info
39
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
28
decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Casio EX-H30 as a Street photography camera
Sony W370 as a Street photography camera
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (201g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Sports photography info
Sony W370 Sports photography info
52
incredible zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
35
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Travel photography factors
Sony W370 Travel photography factors
69
lighter than competitors (201g)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
58
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Landscape photography features
Sony W370 Landscape photography features
49
you can focus manually
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
37
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
no manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-H30 Vlogging details
Sony W370 Vlogging details
30
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (201 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone jack
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone support
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Casio EX-H30 vs Sony W370 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-H30 and Sony W370
 Casio Exilim EX-H30Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
General Information
Brand Name Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-H30 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2010-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Exilim Engine 5.0 -
Sensor type CCD 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 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-300mm (12.5x) 34-238mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.6-5.6
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
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 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format - Motion JPEG
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 201 gr (0.44 lb) 179 gr (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 100 x 57 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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-130 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type - SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $709 $230