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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33
Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z2000
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 99 x 58 x 17mm
  • Released January 2010
Panasonic FP5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Casio EX-Z2000 and Panasonic FP5, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors Casio and Panasonic. The image resolution of the EX-Z2000 (14MP) and the FP5 (14MP) is very similar and they possess the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z2000 was announced 12 months before the FP5 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight into a full comparison, below is a brief overview of how the EX-Z2000 matches up versus the FP5 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z2000 over the Panasonic FP5

 EX-Z2000 FP5 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP5 over the Casio EX-Z2000

 FP5 EX-Z2000 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2010More modern by 12 months
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z2000 and Panasonic FP5

 EX-Z2000 FP5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Casio EX-Z2000 has outside measurements 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 Panasonic FP5 has specifications of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") with a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the EX-Z2000 and the FP5.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z2000 and FP5 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to envision the gap between sensor sizes only by reading a spec sheet. The picture here should give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-Z2000 and FP5.

Clearly, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels therefore you should expect similar quality of photographs but you should consider the production date of the products into consideration. The more aged EX-Z2000 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FP5 Portrait photography advice
35
you can focus manually
MP count good (14 megapixels)
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
33
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Street photography camera
55
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (152g)
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus via touch
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-Z2000
Sports photography with Panasonic FP5
38
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
good battery (260 per charge)
low frames per second (6.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FP5 Travel photography highlights
62
MP count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (152g)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
good battery (260 CIPA)
boasts focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-Z2000
Landscape photography with Panasonic FP5
47
you can focus manually
relatively wide (26mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
40
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
good battery (260 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Vlogging info
Panasonic FP5 Vlogging info
28
relatively wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (152 grams)
30
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic jack
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Panasonic FP5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z2000 and Panasonic FP5
 Casio Exilim EX-Z2000Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
General Information
Company Casio Panasonic
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2010-01-06 2011-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing range - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 461k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 4.90 m
Flash settings Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 × 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 152 grams (0.34 pounds) 141 grams (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 99 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
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 life - 260 images
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-110 -
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $0 $199