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Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620

Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32
Casio Exilim EX-Z800 front
 
Samsung SL620 front
Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
13
Overall
26

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z800
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 50 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 124g - 91 x 52 x 20mm
  • Announced August 2010
Samsung SL620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-175mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 168g - 92 x 61 x 23mm
  • Revealed February 2009
  • Additionally referred to as PL65
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Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Overview

The following is a extended assessment of the Casio EX-Z800 and Samsung SL620, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Casio and Samsung. The resolution of the EX-Z800 (14MP) and the SL620 (12MP) is very well matched and they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z800 was announced 18 months after the SL620 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the EX-Z800 matches up against the SL620 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z800 over the Samsung SL620

 EX-Z800 SL620 
RevealedAugust 2010February 2009Newer by 18 months
Focus manually Very precise focus

Reasons to pick Samsung SL620 over the Casio EX-Z800

 SL620 EX-Z800 

Common features in the Casio EX-Z800 and Samsung SL620

 EX-Z800 SL620 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera, you'll have to take into account its weight and volume. The Casio EX-Z800 comes with outer measurements of 91mm x 52mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8") with a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Samsung SL620 has sizing of 92mm x 61mm x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the EX-Z800 and the SL620.

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the EX-Z800 and SL620 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to see the gap between sensor dimensions merely by looking at specs. The picture below might provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-Z800 and SL620.

All in all, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Casio EX-Z800 to give you greater detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images far more aggressively. The younger EX-Z800 will have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-Z800
Portrait photography with Samsung SL620
36
focusing manually
MP count good (14MP)
no manual control
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
26
has face detection focus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-Z800 as a Street photography camera
Samsung SL620 as a Street photography camera
58
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
47
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
more heavy than competition (168g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z800 Sports photography features
Samsung SL620 Sports photography features
39
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
17
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z800 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung SL620 as a Travel photography camera
66
MP count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (27mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
50
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (168g)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z800 Landscape photography highlights
Samsung SL620 Landscape photography highlights
42
focusing manually
relatively wide (27mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
23
no manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z800 Vlogging information
Samsung SL620 Vlogging information
29
relatively wide (27mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external microphone socket
24
has face detection focus
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone port
more heavy than competition (168g)
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Casio EX-Z800 vs Samsung SL620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z800 and Samsung SL620
 Casio Exilim EX-Z800Samsung SL620
General Information
Brand Casio Samsung
Model Casio Exilim EX-Z800 Samsung SL620
Also Known as - PL65
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2010-08-03 2009-02-17
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine 5.0 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 50 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-108mm (4.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-5.9 f/2.8-5.7
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 4.60 m
Flash modes Auto, flash off, flash on, red eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Auto & Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-Eye Fix
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 × 720 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30 f ps) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 124 gr (0.27 lb) 168 gr (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 91 x 52 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.8") 92 x 61 x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9")
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 model NP-120 -
Self timer Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $150 $200