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Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29

Portability
97
Imaging
33
Features
12
Overall
24
Casio Exilim EX-S5 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z29 front
Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
19
Overall
28

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Key Specs

Casio EX-S5
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 100g - 102 x 35 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2009
Casio EX-Z29
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-113mm (F) lens
  • 125g - 101 x 57 x 23mm
  • Announced March 2009
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Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z29, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both built by Casio. The resolution of the EX-S5 (9MP) and the EX-Z29 (10MP) is fairly comparable but the EX-S5 (1/2.3") and EX-Z29 (1/2.5") come with totally different sensor size.

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The EX-S5 was announced very close to the EX-Z29 which means that they are of a similar generation. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a full comparison, below is a short overview of how the EX-S5 scores vs the EX-Z29 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-S5 over the Casio EX-Z29

 EX-S5 EX-Z29 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z29 over the Casio EX-S5

 EX-Z29 EX-S5 

Common features in the Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z29

 EX-S5 EX-Z29 
AnnouncedJanuary 2009March 2009Same generation
Focus manually More exact focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display size
Display resolution115k115kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera, you should think about its weight and size. The Casio EX-S5 features outside dimensions of 102mm x 35mm x 22mm (4.0" x 1.4" x 0.9") having a weight of 100 grams (0.22 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-Z29 has specifications of 101mm x 57mm x 23mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

Examine the Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z29 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have at the time. Following is the front view sizing comparison of the EX-S5 against the EX-Z29.

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-S5 and EX-Z29 is 97 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to see the difference in sensor dimensions purely by going through specs. The image underneath may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-S5 and EX-Z29.

As you can plainly see, both cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The EX-S5 having a larger sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Casio EX-Z29 will show extra detail with its extra 1MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively.

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Portrait photography highlights
Casio EX-Z29 Portrait photography highlights
26
manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
27
you can focus manually
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-S5 as a Street photography camera
Casio EX-Z29 as a Street photography camera
48
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
47
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Sports photography factors
Casio EX-Z29 Sports photography factors
16
can't change focal length (()mm)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (9MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
17
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.5")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-S5
Travel photography with Casio EX-Z29
53
flash built-in
no Time Lapse mode
MP count low (9 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
58
built-in flash
fast maximum aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (38mm)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-S5
Landscape photography with Casio EX-Z29
27
manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse mode
32
you can focus manually
fast maximum aperture (f)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Vlogging highlights
Casio EX-Z29 Vlogging highlights
22
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic socket
25
fast maximum aperture (f)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have microphone socket
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Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z29 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z29
 Casio Exilim EX-S5Casio Exilim EX-Z29
General Information
Brand Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-S5 Casio Exilim EX-Z29
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2009-01-08 2009-03-03
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.5"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 24.7mm²
Sensor resolution 9 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 38-113mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 -
Crop factor 5.8 6.3
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 115k dots 115k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1/2 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 2.80 m
Flash modes - Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
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 100 grams (0.22 pounds) 125 grams (0.28 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 35 x 22mm (4.0" x 1.4" x 0.9") 101 x 57 x 23mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9")
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-80 NP-60
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SDHC / SD Memory Card
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $130 $79