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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 front
Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
34
Overall
33

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 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
  • Released February 2010
Sony TX7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 149g - 98 x 60 x 18mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 Overview

The following is a thorough overview of the Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals Casio and Sony. The resolution of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and the TX7 (10MP) is pretty close but the EX-Z35 (1/2.3") and TX7 (1/2.4") feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The EX-Z35 was announced 2 months after the TX7 and they are of a similar age. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the EX-Z35 scores vs the TX7 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Sony TX7

 EX-Z35 TX7 
Manual focus More accurate focus

Reasons to pick Sony TX7 over the Casio EX-Z35

 TX7 EX-Z35 
Screen sizing3.5"2.5"Bigger screen (+1")
Screen resolution921k230kCrisper screen (+691k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX7

 EX-Z35 TX7 
RevealedFebruary 2010January 2010Same age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-Z35 has outer 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 TX7 has dimensions of 98mm x 60mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") along with a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the EX-Z35 and the TX7.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z35 and TX7 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to envision the difference in sensor dimensions just by researching a spec sheet. The pic underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-Z35 and TX7.

Clearly, the two cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The EX-Z35 using its bigger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF easier and the Casio EX-Z35 will render extra detail with its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures a little more aggressively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z35
Portrait photography with Sony TX7
27
manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
19
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.4")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z35
Street photography with Sony TX7
48
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
features focus via touch
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.4")
no RAW support
more heavy than competition (149g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX7 as a Sports photography camera
17
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
26
has image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.4")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography details
Sony TX7 Travel photography details
52
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
59
features focus via touch
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (149g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography information
Sony TX7 Landscape photography information
28
manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
tiny screen (2.5")
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
36
pretty wide (25mm)
big screen (3.5")
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.4")
no RAW support
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging information
Sony TX7 Vlogging information
22
wide angle not the best (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone port
32
pretty wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
no microphone port
more heavy than competition (149 grams)
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony TX7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Sony TX7
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2010-02-21 2010-01-07
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 Bionz
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.4"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.104 x 4.578mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 125
RAW format
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
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-107mm (3.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focusing range 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inch 3.5 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 2s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.20 m 3.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124 gr (0.27 lb) 149 gr (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 98 x 60 x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" 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 ID NP-82 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo/ PRO HG-Duo, optional SD, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $99 $300