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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33
Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S230 front
Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
21
Overall
28

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z2000
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 99 x 58 x 17mm
  • Announced January 2010
Nikon S230
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 2000
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 115g - 91 x 57 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2009
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Casio and Nikon. There exists a crucial gap between the image resolutions of the EX-Z2000 (14MP) and S230 (10MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z2000 was released 12 months later than the S230 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving in to a full comparison, below is a short view of how the EX-Z2000 scores vs the S230 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z2000 over the Nikon S230

 EX-Z2000 S230 
LaunchedJanuary 2010February 2009More recent by 12 months
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S230 over the Casio EX-Z2000

 S230 EX-Z2000 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z2000 and Nikon S230

 EX-Z2000 S230 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display dimensions
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera, you have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-Z2000 provides outside dimensions of 99mm x 58mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") along with a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Nikon S230 has measurements of 91mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 115 grams (0.25 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the EX-Z2000 against the S230.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z2000 and S230 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to envision the difference between sensor measurements simply by going over a spec sheet. The visual below should provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z2000 and S230.

As you can see, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Casio EX-Z2000 to offer greater detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more recent EX-Z2000 will have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S230 as a Portrait photography camera
35
manual focus
decent MP (14MP)
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
19
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
low MP (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Street photography advice
Nikon S230 Street photography advice
55
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competitors (152 grams)
57
has image stabilization (Digital)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Sports photography advice
Nikon S230 Sports photography advice
38
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
26
has image stabilization (Digital)
no shutter priority
low MP (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-Z2000
Travel photography with Nikon S230
62
decent MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (26mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (152g)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
51
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-Z2000
Landscape photography with Nikon S230
47
manual focus
rather wide (26mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Timelapse recording
31
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Digital)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual exposure
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S230 as a Vlogging camera
28
rather wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone port
more heavy than competitors (152g)
28
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of mic support
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Nikon S230 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z2000 and Nikon S230
 Casio Exilim EX-Z2000Nikon Coolpix S230
General Information
Brand Name Casio Nikon
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 Nikon Coolpix S230
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-01-06 2009-02-03
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 2000
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus distance - 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate - 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 × 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 152 gr (0.34 lbs) 115 gr (0.25 lbs)
Dimensions 99 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 91 x 57 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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-110 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $0 $150