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Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35

Portability
97
Imaging
32
Features
12
Overall
24
Casio Exilim EX-S5 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Key Specs

Casio EX-S5
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 100g - 102 x 35 x 22mm
  • Released January 2009
Casio EX-Z35
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 124g - 99 x 57 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2010
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Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Overview

In this article, we will be contrasting the Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z35, both Ultracompact cameras and both of them are built by Casio. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-S5 (9MP) and EX-Z35 (12MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-S5 was revealed 13 months prior to the EX-Z35 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the EX-S5 scores versus the EX-Z35 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-S5 over the Casio EX-Z35

 EX-S5 EX-Z35 
Screen sizing2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Casio EX-S5

 EX-Z35 EX-S5 
LaunchedFebruary 2010January 2009Newer by 13 months
Screen resolution230k115kSharper screen (+115k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z35

 EX-S5 EX-Z35 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera often, you need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-S5 offers physical dimensions of 102mm x 35mm x 22mm (4.0" x 1.4" x 0.9") having a weight of 100 grams (0.22 lbs) while the Casio EX-Z35 has measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is the front view scale comparison of the EX-S5 vs the EX-Z35.

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-S5 and EX-Z35 is 97 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions just by going through technical specs. The image below should give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-S5 and EX-Z35.

As you can tell, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can count on the Casio EX-Z35 to produce more detail because of its extra 3 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots far more aggressively. The more aged EX-S5 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Portrait photography highlights
Casio EX-Z35 Portrait photography highlights
25
manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
27
manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Street photography details
Casio EX-Z35 Street photography details
48
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
48
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Sports photography features
Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography features
16
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
resolution not great (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
17
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Travel photography info
Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography info
53
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
resolution not great (9MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
52
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-S5 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-Z35 as a Landscape photography camera
27
manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
28
manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5")
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-S5 Vlogging details
Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging details
22
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external mic socket
22
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone socket
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Casio EX-S5 vs Casio EX-Z35 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-S5 and Casio EX-Z35
 Casio Exilim EX-S5Casio Exilim EX-Z35
General Information
Brand Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-S5 Casio Exilim EX-Z35
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-01-08 2010-02-21
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - 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 9 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus range - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of screen 115k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/2 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.20 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
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 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 (15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
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) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 100 grams (0.22 lb) 124 grams (0.27 lb)
Dimensions 102 x 35 x 22mm (4.0" x 1.4" x 0.9") 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 model NP-80 NP-82
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $130 $99