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Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Casio Exilim EX-Z280 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z280
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-104mm (F2.6-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 97 x 53 x 20mm
  • Released August 2009
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Released January 2012
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Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Below is a in depth comparison of the Casio EX-Z280 versus Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are built by Casio. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the EX-Z280 (12MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z280 was announced 3 years before the EX-ZR15 and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a complete comparison, below is a brief summation of how the EX-Z280 scores versus the EX-ZR15 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z280 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z280 EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Casio EX-Z280

 EX-ZR15 EX-Z280 
ReleasedJanuary 2012August 2009More recent by 28 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k115kSharper display (+346k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z280 and Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z280 EX-ZR15 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to lug around your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-Z280 comes with external measurements of 97mm x 53mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR15 has measurements of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are using at that time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the EX-Z280 and the EX-ZR15.

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z280 and EX-ZR15 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to envision the gap between sensor measurements only by checking technical specs. The graphic here will give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-Z280 and EX-ZR15.

As you can tell, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Casio EX-ZR15 to resolve extra detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a little more aggressively. The older EX-Z280 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 Portrait photography factors
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography factors
27
manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z280
Street photography with Casio EX-ZR15
55
lighter than competition (133g)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-Z280
Sports photography with Casio EX-ZR15
17
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
good battery (325 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-Z280
Travel photography with Casio EX-ZR15
62
lighter than competition (133 grams)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
67
good battery (325 shots)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Landscape photography camera
32
manual focus
relatively wide (26mm)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual control
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Time Lapse function
49
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
good battery (325 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Vlogging camera
28
relatively wide (26mm)
lighter than competition (133g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic jack
33
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of mic socket
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Casio EX-Z280 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z280 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Casio Exilim EX-Z280Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z280 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-08-31 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-104mm (4.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.6-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate - 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 5.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 133g (0.29 pounds) 176g (0.39 pounds)
Dimensions 97 x 53 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 - 325 photographs
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-80 NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $180 $249