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Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Casio Exilim EX-S12 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZS10 front
Portability
99
Imaging
38
Features
19
Overall
30

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Key Specs

Casio EX-S12
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-108mm (F2.8-7.9) lens
  • 111g - 95 x 60 x 23mm
  • Released January 2009
Casio EX-ZS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • " Fixed Screen
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 103 x 59 x 20mm
  • Released January 2011
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Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Ultracompact and both are sold by Casio. The resolution of the EX-S12 (12MP) and the EX-ZS10 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-S12 was launched 24 months earlier than the EX-ZS10 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both the cameras have different body design with the Casio EX-S12 being a Compact camera and the Casio EX-ZS10 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the EX-S12 scores vs the EX-ZS10 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-S12 over the Casio EX-ZS10

 EX-S12 EX-ZS10 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen dimensions2.7""Bigger screen (+2.7")
Screen resolution230k0kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS10 over the Casio EX-S12

 EX-ZS10 EX-S12 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2009Newer by 24 months

Common features in the Casio EX-S12 and Casio EX-ZS10

 EX-S12 EX-ZS10 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and volume. The Casio EX-S12 features physical dimensions of 95mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZS10 has sizing of 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Analyze the Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the EX-S12 and the EX-ZS10.

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the EX-S12 and EX-ZS10 is 96 and 99 respectively.

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very hard to envision the gap between sensor dimensions only by reviewing a spec sheet. The image here should give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-S12 and EX-ZS10.

As you can see, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Casio EX-ZS10 to offer more detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The more aged EX-S12 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-S12
Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZS10
27
has manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
29
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Street photography information
Casio EX-ZS10 Street photography information
55
lighter than competitors in class (111g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
50
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
maximum ISO low (0)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-S12
Sports photography with Casio EX-ZS10
17
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
33
good MP (14 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
fixed focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-S12
Travel photography with Casio EX-ZS10
56
lighter than competitors in class (111 grams)
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse function
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
71
good MP (14MP)
has built in flash
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-ZS10 Landscape photography information
28
has manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
33
fast maximum aperture (f)
good MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
small screen ( inches)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
maximum ISO low (0)
no RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Vlogging features
Casio EX-ZS10 Vlogging features
25
lighter than competitors in class (111g)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port
27
fast maximum aperture (f)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone socket
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Casio EX-S12 vs Casio EX-ZS10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-S12 and Casio EX-ZS10
 Casio Exilim EX-S12Casio Exilim EX-ZS10
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-S12 Casio Exilim EX-ZS10
Category Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Released 2009-01-08 2011-01-05
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 -
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-108mm (3.0x) ()
Maximum aperture f/2.8-7.9 -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch -
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/2s -
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 1280 x 720
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 111 grams (0.24 lbs) -
Physical dimensions 95 x 60 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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-60 -
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/ SDHC memory card, Internal -
Card slots 1 1
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