Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500

Casio Exilim EX-Z450 front
Samsung TL500 front

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z450
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.6-5.8) lens
  • 128g - 81 x 56 x 21mm
  • Revealed August 2009
Samsung TL500
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-72mm (F1.8-2.4) lens
  • 386g - 114 x 63 x 29mm
  • Announced July 2010
  • Also referred to as EX1
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Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Casio and Samsung. The resolution of the EX-Z450 (12MP) and the TL500 (10MP) is pretty similar but the EX-Z450 (1/2.3") and TL500 (1/1.7") offer totally different sensor sizes.

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The EX-Z450 was revealed 10 months before the TL500 and they are of a similar age. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple summary of how the EX-Z450 matches up vs the TL500 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z450 over the Samsung TL500

 EX-Z450 TL500 

Reasons to pick Samsung TL500 over the Casio EX-Z450

 TL500 EX-Z450 
AnnouncedJuly 2010August 2009Newer by 10 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution614k230kSharper screen (+384k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Casio EX-Z450 and Samsung TL500

 EX-Z450 TL500 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-Z450 has outside dimensions of 81mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Samsung TL500 has proportions of 114mm x 63mm x 29mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.1") with a weight of 386 grams (0.85 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the EX-Z450 against the TL500.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z450 and TL500 is 96 and 88 respectively.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions just by reading a spec sheet. The image underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-Z450 and TL500.

As you can see, both of those cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The EX-Z450 using its tinier sensor will make getting shallower DOF trickier and the Casio EX-Z450 will offer more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more aged EX-Z450 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Portrait photography information
Samsung TL500 Portrait photography information
manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
focusing manually
supports RAW files
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Street photography highlights
Samsung TL500 Street photography highlights
lighter than average (128 grams)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
very small sensor (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors (386g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Sports photography features
Samsung TL500 Sports photography features
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
has image stabilization (Optical)
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Travel photography factors
Samsung TL500 Travel photography factors
lighter than average (128 grams)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
rather wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (386g)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Landscape photography details
Samsung TL500 Landscape photography details
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
focusing manually
rather wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z450 Vlogging advice
Samsung TL500 Vlogging advice
quite wide (28mm)
lighter than average (128g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic port
rather wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f1.8)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (386 grams)
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Casio EX-Z450 vs Samsung TL500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z450 and Samsung TL500
 Casio Exilim EX-Z450Samsung TL500
General Information
Make Casio Samsung
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z450 Samsung TL500
Alternate name - EX1
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-08-18 2010-07-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW images
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-72mm (3.0x)
Max aperture f/2.6-5.8 f/1.8-2.4
Macro focus range 10cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Min shutter speed 1/2 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shutter rate 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 5.20 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 128 gr (0.28 lb) 386 gr (0.85 lb)
Physical dimensions 81 x 56 x 21mm (3.2" x 2.2" x 0.8") 114 x 63 x 29mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 40
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.1
DXO Low light score not tested 129
Battery model NP-40 SLB-07A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $229 $527