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Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Fujifilm XQ2 front
Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
57
Overall
46

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z35
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 124g - 99 x 57 x 20mm
  • Introduced February 2010
Fujifilm XQ2
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 206g - 100 x 59 x 33mm
  • Released January 2015
  • Old Model is Fujifilm XQ1
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Casio and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and the Fujifilm XQ2 (12MP) is pretty close but the EX-Z35 (1/2.3") and Fujifilm XQ2 (2/3") posses different sensor size.

Photography Glossary

The EX-Z35 was unveiled 5 years before the Fujifilm XQ2 which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the EX-Z35 matches up vs the Fujifilm XQ2 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Fujifilm XQ2

 EX-Z35 Fujifilm XQ2 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XQ2 over the Casio EX-Z35

 Fujifilm XQ2 EX-Z35 
ReleasedJanuary 2015February 2010More modern by 59 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution920k230kSharper screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Fujifilm XQ2

 EX-Z35 Fujifilm XQ2 
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-Z35 features exterior 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 Fujifilm XQ2 has proportions of 100mm x 59mm x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the EX-Z35 versus the Fujifilm XQ2.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z35 and Fujifilm XQ2 is 96 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes just by viewing specifications. The image underneath may offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-Z35 and Fujifilm XQ2.

Plainly, both of these cameras provide the same MP albeit different sensor sizes. The EX-Z35 comes with the smaller sensor which is going to make achieving bokeh tougher. The more aged EX-Z35 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Portrait photography features
Fujifilm XQ2 Portrait photography features
27
you can focus manually
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
43
has manual focus
features face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z35
Street photography with Fujifilm XQ2
48
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
no moving screen
sensor is very small (2/3")
more heavy than competition in class (206 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography details
Fujifilm XQ2 Sports photography details
17
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
good battery (240 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is very small (2/3")
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography factors
Fujifilm XQ2 Travel photography factors
52
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
64
good battery (240 per charge)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (25mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (206 grams)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography information
Fujifilm XQ2 Landscape photography information
28
you can focus manually
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
manual mode not possible
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode
56
has manual focus
reasonably wide (25mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
good battery (240 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging info
Fujifilm XQ2 Vlogging info
22
wide angle not good (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external mic socket
34
reasonably wide (25mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (206g)
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Fujifilm XQ2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Fujifilm XQ2
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Fujifilm XQ2
General Information
Company Casio FujiFilm
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Fujifilm XQ2
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-02-21 2015-01-14
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Exilim Engine 5.0 EXR Processor II
Sensor type CCD CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor size 1/2.3" 2/3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 58.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-107mm (3.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/1.8-4.9
Macro focusing distance 10cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.20 m 7.40 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, on, off, slow syncho
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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 (15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124g (0.27 lb) 206g (0.45 lb)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 100 x 59 x 33mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 - 240 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-82 NP-48
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $99 $299