Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200

Portability
96
Imaging
36
Features
14
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S8200 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
47
Overall
43
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Casio EX-Z35 versus Nikon S8200, former being a Ultracompact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Casio and Nikon. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and S8200 (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z35 was revealed 18 months before the S8200 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Casio EX-Z35 being a Ultracompact camera and the Nikon S8200 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the EX-Z35 grades versus the S8200 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 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
Nikon S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 213g - 104 x 59 x 33mm
  • Released August 2011
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-Z35 offers outside dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) and the Nikon S8200 has proportions of 104mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 213 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have at that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the EX-Z35 against the S8200.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z35 and S8200 is 96 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to see the gap between sensor dimensions just by checking technical specs. The pic underneath will offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-Z35 and S8200.

As you can tell, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Nikon S8200 to give more detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively. The more aged EX-Z35 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S8200 as a Portrait photography camera
28
has manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
41
focusing manually
decent MP (16MP)
includes face detect focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Street photography advice
Nikon S8200 Street photography advice
48
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes touch to focus
lighter than competitors (213 grams)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography highlights
Nikon S8200 Sports photography highlights
18
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
42
excellent zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
includes tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (250 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography details
Nikon S8200 Travel photography details
52
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
68
lighter than competitors (213 grams)
includes touch to focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
long reach (350mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
not so great battery pack (250 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography factors
Nikon S8200 Landscape photography factors
28
has manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
manual mode not possible
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
46
focusing manually
really wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery pack (250 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S8200 as a Vlogging camera
22
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic support
34
really wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (213 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Nikon S8200 Specifications

General Information
Make
Casio
Nikon
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-Z35
Nikon Coolpix S8200
Category
Ultracompact
Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced
2010-02-21
2011-08-24
Physical type
Ultracompact
Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip
Exilim Engine 5.0
Expeed C2
Sensor type
CCD
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4000 x 3000
4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO
3200
3200
Lowest native ISO
64
100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
36-107mm (3.0x)
25-350mm (14.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.1-5.6
f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range
10cm
1cm
Crop factor
5.8
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.5 inches
3 inches
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dots
961 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology
-
TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
None
Features
Min shutter speed
4 seconds
8 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
-
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.20 m
-
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill, Slow Sync
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 (15 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution
640x480
1920x1080
Video data format
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
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
124 grams (0.27 lb)
213 grams (0.47 lb)
Dimensions
99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
104 x 59 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 life
-
250 photos
Battery type
-
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-82
EN-EL12
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer)
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Single
Launch pricing
$99
$329