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Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Casio Exilim EX-Z90 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Casio EX-Z90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 121g - 90 x 52 x 19mm
  • Announced 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
  • Announced January 2012
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Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Casio EX-Z90 and Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both offered by Casio. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the EX-Z90 (12MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-Z90 was brought out 3 years earlier than the EX-ZR15 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the EX-Z90 grades against the EX-ZR15 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-Z90 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z90 EX-ZR15 

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Casio EX-Z90

 EX-ZR15 EX-Z90 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012August 2009Fresher by 29 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kSharper display (+231k dot)

Common features in the Casio EX-Z90 and Casio EX-ZR15

 EX-Z90 EX-ZR15 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-Z90 enjoys physical measurements of 90mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.5" x 2.0" x 0.7") having a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZR15 has proportions of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the EX-Z90 compared to the EX-ZR15.

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-Z90 and EX-ZR15 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizing purely by reading specifications. The visual underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-Z90 and EX-ZR15.

Plainly, both the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Casio EX-ZR15 to deliver more detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older EX-Z90 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-Z90 Portrait photography factors
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography factors
27
has manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
40
manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
comes with face detect focusing
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-Z90
Street photography with Casio EX-ZR15
55
lighter than competition in class (121 grams)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-Z90 Sports photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR15 Sports photography highlights
17
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
44
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
better than average battery (325 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-Z90 Travel photography info
Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography info
56
lighter than competition in class (121g)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
67
better than average battery (325 shots)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-Z90 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography information
28
has manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7")
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
49
manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
better than average battery (325 shots)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
manual mode not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-Z90 as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Vlogging camera
25
lighter than competition in class (121g)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone port
33
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of microphone jack
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Casio EX-Z90 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-Z90 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Casio Exilim EX-Z90Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Make Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-Z90 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-08-18 2012-01-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-105mm (3.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range 10cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 5.20 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
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) 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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 121 gr (0.27 lbs) 176 gr (0.39 lbs)
Physical dimensions 90 x 52 x 19mm (3.5" x 2.0" x 0.7") 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 shots
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-60 NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $150 $249