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Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Casio Exilim EX-Z280 front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z280
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-104mm (F2.6-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 97 x 53 x 20mm
  • Announced August 2009
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Launched July 2010
Photography Glossary

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Overview

Below is a in depth analysis of the Casio EX-Z280 versus Samsung PL200, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Casio and Samsung. The image resolution of the EX-Z280 (12MP) and the PL200 (14MP) is fairly similar and both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z280 was released 10 months earlier than the PL200 and they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a more detailed comparison, here is a short summation of how the EX-Z280 matches up versus the PL200 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z280 over the Samsung PL200

 EX-Z280 PL200 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Casio EX-Z280

 PL200 EX-Z280 
LaunchedJuly 2010August 2009More recent by 10 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution230k115kSharper display (+115k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z280 and Samsung PL200

 EX-Z280 PL200 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z280 offers outside dimensions of 97mm x 53mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) while the Samsung PL200 has sizing of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Compare the Casio EX-Z280 versus Samsung PL200 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising during that time. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the EX-Z280 and the PL200.

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z280 and PL200 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to visualise the difference between sensor measurements merely by reviewing specifications. The visual underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z280 and PL200.

To sum up, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Samsung PL200 to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also help you crop images a bit more aggressively. The older EX-Z280 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 Portrait photography information
Samsung PL200 Portrait photography information
27
you can focus manually
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
28
resolution is good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z280
Street photography with Samsung PL200
55
lighter than competition in class (133g)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Sports photography camera
17
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-Z280
Travel photography with Samsung PL200
62
lighter than competition in class (133g)
has built in flash
quite wide (26mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
58
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
no Time Lapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 Landscape photography info
Samsung PL200 Landscape photography info
32
you can focus manually
quite wide (26mm)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
37
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z280 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung PL200 as a Vlogging camera
28
quite wide (26mm)
lighter than competition in class (133g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic support
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (31mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic socket
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Casio EX-Z280 vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z280 and Samsung PL200
 Casio Exilim EX-Z280Samsung PL200
General Information
Company Casio Samsung
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z280 Samsung PL200
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-08-31 2010-07-21
Physical type Compact Compact
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-104mm (4.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/2.6-5.9 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 115 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1500 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 4.60 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG 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 133 grams (0.29 pounds) 170 grams (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 97 x 53 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.8") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 ID NP-80 BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $180 $0