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Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
46
Overall
40
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 204g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced July 2011
Panasonic FS25
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-145mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 148g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Overview

The following is a extended overview of the Casio EX-ZR100 and Panasonic FS25, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Casio and Panasonic. The image resolution of the EX-ZR100 (12MP) and the FS25 (12MP) is fairly close and both cameras boast the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR100 was manufactured 2 years after the FS25 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise summation of how the EX-ZR100 scores versus the FS25 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR100 over the Panasonic FS25

 EX-ZR100 FS25 
AnnouncedJuly 2011January 2009Newer by 31 months
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS25 over the Casio EX-ZR100

 FS25 EX-ZR100 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR100 and Panasonic FS25

 EX-ZR100 FS25 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and proportions. The Casio EX-ZR100 enjoys exterior dimensions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Panasonic FS25 has measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 148 grams (0.33 lbs).

Check the Casio EX-ZR100 and Panasonic FS25 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached at that time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the EX-ZR100 and the FS25.

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the EX-ZR100 and FS25 is 92 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by looking through technical specs. The image below should offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR100 and FS25.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same MP and you can expect comparable quality of pictures however you will want to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The more modern EX-ZR100 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FS25 Portrait photography highlights
29
focusing manually
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
26
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 Street photography factors
Panasonic FS25 Street photography factors
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (204g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 Sports photography details
Panasonic FS25 Sports photography details
46
amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
fast shooting (40.0 frames per second)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Travel photography camera
64
lighter than others in class (204 grams)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
51
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic FS25 Landscape photography advice
43
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
32
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FS25 as a Vlogging camera
33
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others in class (204 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have mic support
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Casio EX-ZR100 vs Panasonic FS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR100 and Panasonic FS25
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR100Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
General Information
Company Casio Panasonic
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS25
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-07-19 2009-01-27
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 area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points - 11
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-300mm (12.5x) 29-145mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 461 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 40.0 frames per second 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 5.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 64 (480, 1000 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 204 grams (0.45 lb) 148 grams (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" 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
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $300 $230