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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 front
Portability
97
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 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
Sony TX55
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Launched July 2011
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Casio EX-Z35 versus Sony TX55, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Casio and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap between the image resolutions of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and TX55 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z35 was manufactured 17 months prior to the TX55 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise summary of how the EX-Z35 grades versus the TX55 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Sony TX55

 EX-Z35 TX55 

Reasons to pick Sony TX55 over the Casio EX-Z35

 TX55 EX-Z35 
LaunchedJuly 2011February 2010Fresher by 17 months
Screen size3.3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.8")
Screen resolution1230k230kClearer screen (+1000k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX55

 EX-Z35 TX55 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera often, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-Z35 enjoys exterior measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Sony TX55 has dimensions of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") along with a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the EX-Z35 and the TX55.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z35 and TX55 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to envision the difference between sensor sizing just by going over a spec sheet. The visual here will provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-Z35 and TX55.

As you can see, both cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Sony TX55 to offer extra detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs way more aggressively. The older EX-Z35 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony TX55 as a Portrait photography camera
27
has manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
36
manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z35
Street photography with Sony TX55
48
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-Z35
Sports photography with Sony TX55
17
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
better than average battery (250 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography features
Sony TX55 Travel photography features
52
has built in flash
missing Timelapse mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
69
better than average battery (250 per charge)
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography factors
Sony TX55 Landscape photography factors
28
has manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.5")
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
50
manual focus
pretty wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3.3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (250 per charge)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging info
Sony TX55 Vlogging info
22
wide angle not the best (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone port
34
pretty wide (26mm)
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of microphone jack
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX55 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX55
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
General Information
Brand Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-02-21 2011-07-24
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Exilim Engine 5.0 BIONZ
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 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
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-107mm (3.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech - XtraFine OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.20 m 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124 gr (0.27 pounds) 109 gr (0.24 pounds)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
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 - 250 photos
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-82 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal microSD/SDHC, Memory Stick Micro
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $99 $350