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Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-Z550 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z35
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 124g - 99 x 57 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2010
Casio EX-Z550
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-104mm (F2.6-5.9) lens
  • 143g - 99 x 53 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are created by Casio. The sensor resolution of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and the EX-Z550 (14MP) is pretty similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z35 was unveiled 2 months after the EX-Z550 which means that they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the EX-Z35 scores vs the EX-Z550 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Casio EX-Z550

 EX-Z35 EX-Z550 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z550 over the Casio EX-Z35

 EX-Z550 EX-Z35 
Screen size2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Casio EX-Z550

 EX-Z35 EX-Z550 
LaunchedFebruary 2010January 2010Similar age
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Casio EX-Z35 has got outer dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-Z550 has specifications of 99mm x 53mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 143 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have at that time. Here is a front view dimensions comparison of the EX-Z35 compared to the EX-Z550.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z35 and EX-Z550 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to imagine the difference between sensor sizes purely by going over specs. The image here will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z35 and EX-Z550.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can expect the Casio EX-Z550 to offer you more detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs way more aggressively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Portrait photography highlights
Casio EX-Z550 Portrait photography highlights
27
has manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
35
has manual focus
resolution is good (14MP)
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z35
Street photography with Casio EX-Z550
48
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-Z35
Sports photography with Casio EX-Z550
17
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
38
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography details
Casio EX-Z550 Travel photography details
52
built-in flash
missing Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
65
resolution is good (14MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography factors
Casio EX-Z550 Landscape photography factors
28
has manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
lack of manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
42
has manual focus
decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging factors
Casio EX-Z550 Vlogging factors
22
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
missing microphone socket
29
decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
does not have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic jack
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Casio EX-Z550 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Casio EX-Z550
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Casio Exilim EX-Z550
General Information
Make Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Casio Exilim EX-Z550
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-02-21 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Exilim Engine 5.0 -
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 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-107mm (3.0x) 26-104mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.6-5.9
Macro focusing range 10cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.5 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.20 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction
External flash
AE bracketing
WB 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 (15 fps) 1280 × 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124 gr (0.27 lbs) 143 gr (0.32 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 99 x 53 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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-82 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $99 $149