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Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 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
Olympus TG-870
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
  • 221g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Released January 2016
  • Previous Model is Olympus TG-860
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Casio EX-Z35 versus Olympus TG-870, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Casio and Olympus. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and TG-870 (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z35 was unveiled 6 years prior to the TG-870 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the EX-Z35 matches up vs the TG-870 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Olympus TG-870

 EX-Z35 TG-870 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-870 over the Casio EX-Z35

 TG-870 EX-Z35 
ReleasedJanuary 2016February 2010Newer by 71 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution921k230kSharper screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Olympus TG-870

 EX-Z35 TG-870 
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-Z35 provides exterior measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Olympus TG-870 has proportions of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs).

Analyze the Casio EX-Z35 versus Olympus TG-870 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the EX-Z35 against the TG-870.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z35 and TG-870 is 96 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to see the difference in sensor dimensions just by checking out a spec sheet. The pic underneath will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-Z35 and TG-870.

As you can see, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Olympus TG-870 to provide more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures way more aggressively. The more aged EX-Z35 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Portrait photography factors
Olympus TG-870 Portrait photography factors
27
you can focus manually
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
36
decent MP (16 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z35
Street photography with Olympus TG-870
48
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
65
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than others (221g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography info
Olympus TG-870 Sports photography info
17
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
better than average battery (300 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography factors
Olympus TG-870 Travel photography factors
52
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
69
better than average battery (300 per charge)
environment proof
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (21mm)
more heavy than others (221g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography information
Olympus TG-870 Landscape photography information
28
you can focus manually
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse function
50
rather wide (21mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
environment proof
better than average battery (300 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-870 Vlogging info
22
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
no mic jack
32
rather wide (21mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone socket
more heavy than others (221 grams)
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Olympus TG-870 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Olympus TG-870
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
General Information
Brand Casio Olympus
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-02-21 2016-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Exilim Engine 5.0 TruePic VII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-107mm (3.0x) 21-105mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-5.7
Macro focus range 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 2.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.20 m 4.00 m (at ISO 1600)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (60p)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, 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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 124g (0.27 pounds) 221g (0.49 pounds)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - 300 photographs
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-82 Li-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $99 $280