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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33
Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 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
  • Released January 2010
Sony TX20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 Overview

The following is a thorough comparison of the Casio EX-Z2000 and Sony TX20, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals Casio and Sony. The image resolution of the EX-Z2000 (14MP) and the TX20 (16MP) is very comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z2000 was introduced 3 years earlier than the TX20 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go into a in-depth comparison, here is a short introduction of how the EX-Z2000 matches up vs the TX20 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z2000 over the Sony TX20

 EX-Z2000 TX20 

Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the Casio EX-Z2000

 TX20 EX-Z2000 
RevealedFebruary 2012January 2010Newer by 26 months
Display resolution922k461kSharper display (+461k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z2000 and Sony TX20

 EX-Z2000 TX20 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to consider its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z2000 has got outer 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) whilst the Sony TX20 has sizing of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Examine the Casio EX-Z2000 and Sony TX20 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the EX-Z2000 compared to the TX20.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z2000 and TX20 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to see the gap in sensor dimensions only by going through a spec sheet. The image underneath should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-Z2000 and TX20.

Clearly, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Sony TX20 to provide more detail using its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics way more aggressively. The more aged EX-Z2000 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Portrait photography advice
Sony TX20 Portrait photography advice
35
focusing manually
good megapixels (14MP)
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
40
has manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Street photography advice
Sony TX20 Street photography advice
55
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than competition (152g)
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch focus
environment sealing
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Sports photography advice
Sony TX20 Sports photography advice
38
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
50
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
good battery pack (250 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX20 as a Travel photography camera
62
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (152 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
72
good battery pack (250 per charge)
environment sealing
offers touch focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Landscape photography features
Sony TX20 Landscape photography features
47
focusing manually
relatively wide (26mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
52
has manual focus
quite wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
environment sealing
good battery pack (250 CIPA)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z2000 Vlogging highlights
Sony TX20 Vlogging highlights
28
relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
more heavy than competition (152g)
35
quite wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic port
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Casio EX-Z2000 vs Sony TX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z2000 and Sony TX20
 Casio Exilim EX-Z2000Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
General Information
Company Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z2000 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2010-01-06 2012-02-28
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 14MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 64 125
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 461k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed - 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 3.70 m
Flash settings Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 × 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 152 grams (0.34 lbs) 133 grams (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 life - 250 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-110 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Price at release $0 $330