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Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Casio Exilim EX-S12 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 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
  • Launched January 2009
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2014
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Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Casio and Samsung. There exists a significant gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-S12 (12MP) and Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-S12 was released 6 years earlier than the Galaxy Camera 2 which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the EX-S12 scores vs the Galaxy Camera 2 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-S12 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 EX-S12 Galaxy Camera 2 

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Casio EX-S12

 Galaxy Camera 2 EX-S12 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2009More modern by 60 months
Display dimensions4.8"2.7"Larger display (+2.1")
Display resolution1037k230kCrisper display (+807k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-S12 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 EX-S12 Galaxy Camera 2 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry around your camera often, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-S12 has external measurements of 95mm x 60mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs) while the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has measurements of 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 283 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the EX-S12 versus the Galaxy Camera 2.

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-S12 and Galaxy Camera 2 is 96 and 90 respectively.

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes only by checking out specs. The pic below should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-S12 and Galaxy Camera 2.

All in all, each of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You should anticipate the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 to produce greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images a bit more aggressively. The more aged EX-S12 will be behind in sensor tech.

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Portrait photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Portrait photography features
27
manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
44
has manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Street photography info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography info
55
lighter than average in class (111 grams)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus via touch
lighter than competitors in class (283 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Sports photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sports photography features
17
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
48
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
good battery power (400 shots)
low fps (5.0 fps)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Travel photography info
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Travel photography info
56
lighter than average in class (111 grams)
has built in flash
no Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
73
good battery power (400 CIPA)
lighter than competitors in class (283 grams)
connects via bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
good MP (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (23mm)
very long zoom (483mm)
missing Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Landscape photography information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Landscape photography information
28
manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
52
has manual focus
fairly wide (23mm)
big screen (4.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
good battery power (400 per charge)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-S12 Vlogging information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Vlogging information
25
lighter than average in class (111 grams)
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic port
37
fairly wide (23mm)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have microphone support
lighter than competitors in class (283g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Casio EX-S12 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-S12 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
 Casio Exilim EX-S12Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
General Information
Brand Casio Samsung
Model Casio Exilim EX-S12 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-01-08 2014-01-02
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-108mm (3.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-7.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range - 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 4.8 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 1,037 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1/2s 16s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate - 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.80 m
Flash options - Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 111 grams (0.24 pounds) 283 grams (0.62 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 60 x 23mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 400 photographs
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-60 Built-in
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/ SDHC memory card, Internal microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $119 $400