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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Casio Exilim EX-Z35 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350 front
Portability
97
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 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
  • Introduced February 2010
Sony W350
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.7-5.7) lens
  • 117g - 91 x 52 x 17mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony W350, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors Casio and Sony. The image resolution of the EX-Z35 (12MP) and the W350 (14MP) is pretty similar and both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-Z35 was brought out 2 months later than the W350 so they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a quick overview of how the EX-Z35 grades against the W350 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z35 over the Sony W350

 EX-Z35 W350 
Focus manually More precise focusing

Reasons to pick Sony W350 over the Casio EX-Z35

 W350 EX-Z35 
Screen dimensions2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony W350

 EX-Z35 W350 
RevealedFebruary 2010January 2010Similar generation
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera, you have to consider its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z35 offers outside measurements of 99mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Sony W350 has sizing of 91mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") with a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

Examine the Casio EX-Z35 and Sony W350 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the EX-Z35 and the W350.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-Z35 and W350 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to visualise the gap between sensor measurements merely by reading a spec sheet. The visual below will help give you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-Z35 and W350.

Clearly, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Sony W350 to deliver extra detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs a bit more aggressively.

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Portrait photography info
Sony W350 Portrait photography info
27
manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
28
good megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Street photography info
Sony W350 Street photography info
48
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 as a Sports photography camera
Sony W350 as a Sports photography camera
17
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Travel photography factors
Sony W350 Travel photography factors
52
has built in flash
no Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
66
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Landscape photography information
Sony W350 Landscape photography information
28
manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.5 inch)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse mode
38
quite wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z35 Vlogging info
Sony W350 Vlogging info
22
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone port
29
quite wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic support
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Casio EX-Z35 vs Sony W350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z35 and Sony W350
 Casio Exilim EX-Z35Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
General Information
Brand Name Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z35 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-02-21 2010-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 Bionz
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-107mm (3.0x) 26-105mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.7-5.7
Macro focusing range 10cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5" 2.7"
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 2 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.20 m 3.80 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 124 gr (0.27 lbs) 117 gr (0.26 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 57 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 91 x 52 x 17mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Price at release $99 $200