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Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
35
Overall
35
Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 front
 
Samsung CL5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
32
Features
14
Overall
24

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
Samsung CL5
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.5-4.5) lens
  • 141g - 93 x 60 x 19mm
  • Launched February 2009
  • Alternate Name is PL10
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Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Overview

Below is a in depth review of the Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Ultracompact by brands Casio and Samsung. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the EX-ZR10 (12MP) and CL5 (9MP) and the EX-ZR10 (1/2.3") and CL5 (1/2.5") use totally different sensor size.

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The EX-ZR10 was manufactured 20 months later than the CL5 making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-ZR10 being a Compact camera and the Samsung CL5 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go through a thorough comparison, below is a brief summation of how the EX-ZR10 scores vs the CL5 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR10 over the Samsung CL5

 EX-ZR10 CL5 
LaunchedSeptember 2010February 2009More recent by 20 months
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kSharper display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung CL5 over the Casio EX-ZR10

 CL5 EX-ZR10 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR10 and Samsung CL5

 EX-ZR10 CL5 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera often, you should factor its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-ZR10 enjoys outer dimensions of 102mm x 69mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") having a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Samsung CL5 has proportions of 93mm x 60mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.7") and a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

Analyze the Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are employing during that time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the EX-ZR10 against the CL5.

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-ZR10 and CL5 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to envision the contrast between sensor measurements just by reading through specs. The photograph here may give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR10 and CL5.

All in all, both cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The EX-ZR10 featuring a larger sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Casio EX-ZR10 will give extra detail due to its extra 3MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop images a little more aggressively. The more recent EX-ZR10 will have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Portrait photography information
Samsung CL5 Portrait photography information
27
has manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
24
supports face detect focusing
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Street photography information
Samsung CL5 Street photography information
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
47
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung CL5 as a Sports photography camera
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
16
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (9MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Travel photography info
Samsung CL5 Travel photography info
57
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
51
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (9MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 Landscape photography advice
Samsung CL5 Landscape photography advice
41
has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse function
22
manual focus not available
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
low megapixels (9 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR10 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung CL5 as a Vlogging camera
32
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of mic support
25
supports face detect focusing
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic socket
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Casio EX-ZR10 vs Samsung CL5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR10 and Samsung CL5
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR10Samsung CL5
General Information
Brand Name Casio Samsung
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 Samsung CL5
Otherwise known as - PL10
Category Small Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Revealed 2010-09-20 2009-02-23
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Exilim Engine HS -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.5"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 24.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 9MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-196mm (7.0x) 38-114mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.5-4.5
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 6.3
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 16s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 176g (0.39 lb) 141g (0.31 lb)
Dimensions 102 x 69 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 1.1") 93 x 60 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.7")
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 (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $190 $391