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Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Casio Exilim EX-Z450 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 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
  • Revealed August 2009
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Here is a comprehensive analysis of the Casio EX-Z450 versus Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are manufactured by Casio. There is a sizable difference among the sensor resolutions of the EX-Z450 (12MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z450 was released 3 years earlier than the EX-ZR15 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a short view of how the EX-Z450 grades versus the EX-ZR15 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z450 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z450 EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Casio EX-Z450

 EX-ZR15 EX-Z450 
LaunchedJanuary 2012August 2009Fresher by 29 months
Display resolution461k230kSharper display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z450 and Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z450 EX-ZR15 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z450 provides exterior dimensions of 81mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZR15 has sizing of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

Contrast the Casio EX-Z450 versus Casio EX-ZR15 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. The following is a front view scale comparison of the EX-Z450 against the EX-ZR15.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z450 and EX-ZR15 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to picture the gap in sensor sizing merely by going through a spec sheet. The graphic here will give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-Z450 and EX-ZR15.

Clearly, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You can expect to see the Casio EX-ZR15 to produce greater detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The older EX-Z450 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Portrait photography factors
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography factors
27
focusing manually
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
40
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
provides face detection focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Street photography details
Casio EX-ZR15 Street photography details
55
lighter than others (128g)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Sports photography details
Casio EX-ZR15 Sports photography details
17
low max shutter speed (1/1,000s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
good battery power (325 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Travel photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography highlights
62
lighter than others (128g)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.6)
67
good battery power (325 CIPA)
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Landscape photography advice
Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography advice
37
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
manual mode not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
49
you can focus manually
relatively wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16MP)
good battery power (325 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Vlogging details
Casio EX-ZR15 Vlogging details
28
fairly wide (28mm)
lighter than others (128g)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic socket
33
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Casio EX-Z450 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z450 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Casio Exilim EX-Z450Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Name Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z450 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-08-18 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.6-5.8 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance 10cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1/2s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/1000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 5.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 128 gr (0.28 lbs) 176 gr (0.39 lbs)
Physical dimensions 81 x 56 x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 - 325 photos
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-40 NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $229 $249