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Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 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
  • Launched February 2010
Panasonic FP5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Announced January 2011
Photography Glossary

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Casio and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and the FP5 (14MP) is pretty similar and they possess the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z35 was unveiled 10 months prior to the FP5 so they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the EX-Z35 scores versus the FP5 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Panasonic FP5

 EX-Z35 FP5 
Manual focus More precise focus

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP5 over the Casio EX-Z35

 FP5 EX-Z35 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011February 2010More recent by 10 months
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Panasonic FP5

 EX-Z35 FP5 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to lug around your camera, you'll have to consider its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-Z35 has got outside dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) and the Panasonic FP5 has measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the EX-Z35 and the FP5.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z35 and FP5 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to imagine the gap between sensor measurements just by reading specifications. The visual underneath should give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-Z35 and FP5.

Plainly, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should expect the Panasonic FP5 to offer extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The older EX-Z35 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Portrait photography camera
27
manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
33
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
supports face detect focus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Street photography features
Panasonic FP5 Street photography features
48
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
features focus by touch
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography details
Panasonic FP5 Sports photography details
17
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
great battery (260 per charge)
low frames per second (6.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography features
Panasonic FP5 Travel photography features
52
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse function
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
65
great battery (260 CIPA)
features focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FP5 Landscape photography factors
28
manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.5 inch)
manual mode not available
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
40
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
great battery (260 shots)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic FP5 Vlogging highlights
22
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of microphone support
30
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone support
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Panasonic FP5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Panasonic FP5
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
General Information
Company Casio Panasonic
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-02-21 2011-01-05
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-107mm (3.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing distance 10cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate - 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.20 m 4.90 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 124g (0.27 lb) 141g (0.31 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
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 - 260 photos
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-82 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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