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Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Casio Exilim EX-Z450 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z450
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-5.8) lens
  • 128g - 81 x 56 x 21mm
  • Released August 2009
Casio EX-ZR1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 37mm
  • Revealed September 2012
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Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Overview

On this page, we will be comparing the Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are manufactured by Casio. There exists a significant gap between the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z450 (12MP) and EX-ZR1000 (16MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z450 was unveiled 4 years prior to the EX-ZR1000 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the EX-Z450 grades against the EX-ZR1000 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z450 over the Casio EX-ZR1000

 EX-Z450 EX-ZR1000 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR1000 over the Casio EX-Z450

 EX-ZR1000 EX-Z450 
RevealedSeptember 2012August 2009Fresher by 37 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z450 and Casio EX-ZR1000

 EX-Z450 EX-ZR1000 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z450 has got physical measurements of 81mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Casio EX-ZR1000 has sizing of 108mm x 62mm x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs).

Contrast the Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have during that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the EX-Z450 compared to the EX-ZR1000.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z450 and EX-ZR1000 is 96 and 90 respectively.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizing just by looking at technical specs. The graphic underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-Z450 and EX-ZR1000.

As you can tell, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Casio EX-ZR1000 to give you extra detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The older EX-Z450 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 as a Portrait photography camera
Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Portrait photography camera
27
has manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
44
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
offers face detect autofocus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Street photography info
Casio EX-ZR1000 Street photography info
55
lighter than competition (128 grams)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
68
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (255 grams)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Sports photography camera
17
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
51
amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery pack (470 per charge)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Travel photography advice
Casio EX-ZR1000 Travel photography advice
62
lighter than competition (128 grams)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
low MP (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.6)
70
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
lighter than average (255g)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (300mm)
no Time Lapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Landscape photography advice
Casio EX-ZR1000 Landscape photography advice
37
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
52
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
better than average battery pack (470 per charge)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Vlogging details
Casio EX-ZR1000 Vlogging details
28
pretty wide (28mm)
lighter than competition (128g)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic jack
34
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average (255g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not posses selfie friendly display
no mic support
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Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR1000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z450 and Casio EX-ZR1000
 Casio Exilim EX-Z450Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
General Information
Company Casio Casio
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z450 Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-08-18 2012-09-25
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - EXILIM Engine HS 3
Sensor type CCD CMOS
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 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Largest aperture f/2.6-5.8 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 1/2s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 4.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps),
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 128 gr (0.28 lb) 255 gr (0.56 lb)
Physical dimensions 81 x 56 x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") 108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5")
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 life - 470 shots
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-40 NP-130
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at release $229 $572