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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 front
Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
33
Overall
33

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 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
Sony TX5
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 148g - 94 x 57 x 18mm
  • Introduced February 2010
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Casio EX-Z35 versus Sony TX5, both Ultracompact cameras by manufacturers Casio and Sony. The sensor resolution of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and the TX5 (10MP) is pretty close but the EX-Z35 (1/2.3") and TX5 (1/2.4") use different sensor measurements.

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The EX-Z35 was unveiled within a month of the TX5 so they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving through a complete comparison, below is a brief overview of how the EX-Z35 scores against the TX5 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Sony TX5

 EX-Z35 TX5 

Reasons to pick Sony TX5 over the Casio EX-Z35

 TX5 EX-Z35 
Screen dimension3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX5

 EX-Z35 TX5 
IntroducedFebruary 2010February 2010Same generation
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-Z35 enjoys 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) while the Sony TX5 has proportions of 94mm x 57mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use at that moment. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the EX-Z35 and the TX5.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z35 and TX5 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizes simply by viewing specifications. The picture underneath might give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z35 and TX5.

To sum up, both the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The EX-Z35 having a bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field easier and the Casio EX-Z35 will provide you with extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs much more aggressively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z35
Portrait photography with Sony TX5
27
you can focus manually
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
26
manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.4")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Street photography camera
Sony TX5 as a Street photography camera
48
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus via touch
environment sealing
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.4")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than competition in class (148g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Sports photography highlights
Sony TX5 Sports photography highlights
17
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
33
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.4")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography advice
Sony TX5 Travel photography advice
52
has built in flash
no Time Lapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
62
environment sealing
includes focus via touch
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (148g)
low megapixels (10MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX5 as a Landscape photography camera
28
you can focus manually
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.5 inch)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Time Lapse mode
43
manual focus
decently wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.4")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging details
Sony TX5 Vlogging details
22
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic port
30
decently wide (25mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic support
heavier than competition in class (148g)
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX5
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
General Information
Brand Name Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-02-21 2010-02-18
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Exilim Engine 5.0 Bionz
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.4"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.104 x 4.578mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-107mm (3.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-6.3
Macro focus distance 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.20 m 2.90 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 124 grams (0.27 pounds) 148 grams (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 94 x 57 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 model NP-82 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $99 $239