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Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
35
Overall
35
Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 front
 
Olympus Stylus 550WP front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 69 x 27mm
  • Revealed September 2010
Olympus 550WP
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-5.0) lens
  • 167g - 94 x 62 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
  • Other Name is mju 550WP
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Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Overview

Following is a complete comparison of the Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Casio and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the EX-ZR10 (12MP) and the 550WP (10MP) is pretty comparable and they possess the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-ZR10 was launched 21 months after the 550WP which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a detailed comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the EX-ZR10 grades vs the 550WP in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR10 over the Olympus 550WP

 EX-ZR10 550WP 
RevealedSeptember 2010January 2009More modern by 21 months
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus 550WP over the Casio EX-ZR10

 550WP EX-ZR10 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR10 and Olympus 550WP

 EX-ZR10 550WP 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and volume. The Casio EX-ZR10 enjoys physical dimensions of 102mm x 69mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") along with a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Olympus 550WP has sizing of 94mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") having a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Compare the Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you choose at the time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the EX-ZR10 vs the 550WP.

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR10 and 550WP is 93 and 94 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Sensor Comparison

Often, it's tough to picture the difference in sensor sizes just by going through technical specs. The picture here may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR10 and 550WP.

As you can tell, both of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Casio EX-ZR10 to produce extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures far more aggressively. The fresher EX-ZR10 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Portrait photography features
Olympus 550WP Portrait photography features
27
focusing manually
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
19
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Street photography advice
Olympus 550WP Street photography advice
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Sports photography info
Olympus 550WP Sports photography info
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
low max shutter speed (1/1,000s)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Travel photography camera
57
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
55
environment proofing
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus 550WP as a Landscape photography camera
41
focusing manually
decently wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function
30
built in image stabilization (Digital)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.5")
no manual mode
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Vlogging highlights
Olympus 550WP Vlogging highlights
32
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic support
25
built in image stabilization (Digital)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic port
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Casio EX-ZR10 vs Olympus 550WP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR10 and Olympus 550WP
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR10Olympus Stylus 550WP
General Information
Brand Casio Olympus
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Olympus Stylus 550WP
Also called as - mju 550WP
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2010-09-20 2009-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine HS -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-196mm (7.0x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.5-5.0
Macro focusing range - 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.5"
Resolution of display 461k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 176g (0.39 lbs) 167g (0.37 lbs)
Dimensions 102 x 69 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") 94 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9")
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 ID NP-110 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $190 $399