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Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-Z29 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z29
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-113mm (F) lens
  • 125g - 101 x 57 x 23mm
  • Introduced March 2009
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Introduced September 2010
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Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Below is a comprehensive review of the Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Casio and Nikon. There is a significant difference between the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z29 (10MP) and S80 (14MP) and the EX-Z29 (1/2.5") and S80 (1/2.3") feature different sensor size.

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The EX-Z29 was introduced 18 months earlier than the S80 making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting through a full comparison, below is a concise view of how the EX-Z29 scores against the S80 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z29 over the Nikon S80

 EX-Z29 S80 
Focus manually Dial exact focus

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Casio EX-Z29

 S80 EX-Z29 
IntroducedSeptember 2010March 2009More recent by 18 months
Display sizing3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution819k115kSharper display (+704k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z29 and Nikon S80

 EX-Z29 S80 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to lug around your camera, you will need to take into account its weight and size. The Casio EX-Z29 offers exterior dimensions of 101mm x 57mm x 23mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Nikon S80 has specifications of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the EX-Z29 compared to the S80.

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z29 and S80 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to picture the contrast between sensor measurements only by reading technical specs. The photograph below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z29 and S80.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The EX-Z29 using its tinier sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF tougher and the Nikon S80 will offer you more detail using its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images a little more aggressively. The older EX-Z29 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z29 Portrait photography details
Nikon S80 Portrait photography details
26
has manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
33
good resolution (14 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z29
Street photography with Nikon S80
47
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides focus by touch
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z29 Sports photography factors
Nikon S80 Sports photography factors
16
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks phase detect auto focus
40
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
supports tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.3 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (150 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z29 Travel photography information
Nikon S80 Travel photography information
57
has built in flash
very good maximum aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)
60
provides focus by touch
good resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse mode
bad battery pack (150 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z29 Landscape photography factors
Nikon S80 Landscape photography factors
31
has manual focus
very good maximum aperture (f)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
36
big screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
bad battery pack (150 shots)
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z29 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S80 as a Vlogging camera
25
very good maximum aperture (f)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic port
30
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic jack
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Casio EX-Z29 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z29 and Nikon S80
 Casio Exilim EX-Z29Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Make Casio Nikon
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z29 Nikon Coolpix S80
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2009-03-03 2010-09-08
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Expeed C2
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 24.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 38-113mm (3.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.6-4.8
Macro focus range - 7cm
Focal length multiplier 6.3 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 115 thousand dot 819 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed - 1.3 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 2.80 m -
Flash modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (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)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 125g (0.28 pounds) 133g (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 101 x 57 x 23mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" 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 - 150 photos
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-60 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SDHC / SD Memory Card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $79 $191