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Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
97
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-Z33 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z33
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 106g - 95 x 56 x 18mm
  • Introduced August 2009
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Photography Glossary

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

The following is a complete review of the Casio EX-Z33 and Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both built by Casio. There is a sizeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z33 (10MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z33 was released 3 years earlier than the EX-ZR15 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a in depth comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the EX-Z33 matches up vs the EX-ZR15 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z33 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z33 EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Casio EX-Z33

 EX-ZR15 EX-Z33 
ReleasedJanuary 2012August 2009Newer by 28 months
Screen size3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z33 and Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z33 EX-ZR15 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-Z33 has physical dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of 106 grams (0.23 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR15 has dimensions of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

See the Casio EX-Z33 and Casio EX-ZR15 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is a front view over all size comparison of the EX-Z33 vs the EX-ZR15.

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z33 and EX-ZR15 is 97 and 93 respectively.

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very difficult to picture the contrast in sensor dimensions only by viewing a spec sheet. The picture underneath should give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-Z33 and EX-ZR15.

As you can see, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should count on the Casio EX-ZR15 to provide you with extra detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots way more aggressively. The more aged EX-Z33 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z33 Portrait photography information
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography information
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has manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
40
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
includes face detect autofocus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z33 Street photography information
Casio EX-ZR15 Street photography information
55
lighter than competitors in class (106 grams)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z33 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Sports photography camera
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no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
44
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery life (325 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z33 as a Travel photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Travel photography camera
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lighter than competitors in class (106 grams)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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better than average battery life (325 CIPA)
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z33 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Landscape photography camera
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has manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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focusing manually
relatively wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
better than average battery life (325 shots)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-Z33
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR15
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lighter than competitors in class (106 grams)
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have microphone socket
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Casio EX-Z33 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z33 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Casio Exilim EX-Z33Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z33 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-08-31 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-107mm (3.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus distance 10cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 2.80 m 5.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 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 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 106 gr (0.23 lb) 176 gr (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 - 325 images
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-82 NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Retail price $120 $249