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Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
46
Overall
40
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 front
 
Samsung WB1100F front
Portability
67
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 204g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Revealed July 2011
Samsung WB1100F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-875mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 512g - 125 x 87 x 96mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Casio and Samsung. There is a sizeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the EX-ZR100 (12MP) and WB1100F (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The EX-ZR100 was brought out 3 years before the WB1100F which is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Casio EX-ZR100 being a Compact camera and the Samsung WB1100F being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the EX-ZR100 scores against the WB1100F in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR100 over the Samsung WB1100F

 EX-ZR100 WB1100F 
Display resolution461k460kSharper display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung WB1100F over the Casio EX-ZR100

 WB1100F EX-ZR100 
IntroducedJanuary 2014July 2011More modern by 30 months

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR100 and Samsung WB1100F

 EX-ZR100 WB1100F 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and size. The Casio EX-ZR100 offers outside dimensions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Samsung WB1100F has specifications of 125mm x 87mm x 96mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.8") along with a weight of 512 grams (1.13 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the EX-ZR100 against the WB1100F.

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-ZR100 and WB1100F is 92 and 67 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes simply by going through a spec sheet. The image here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR100 and WB1100F.

As you can see, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different resolution. You should expect to see the Samsung WB1100F to produce extra detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged EX-ZR100 will be behind in sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZR100
Portrait photography with Samsung WB1100F
29
has manual focus
no external flash support
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
37
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-ZR100
Street photography with Samsung WB1100F
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (204 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than competition in class (512g)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB1100F as a Sports photography camera
46
excellent zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
fast continuous shooting (40.0 frames/s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking focus
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
45
incredible zoom range (25-875mm 35.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung WB1100F as a Travel photography camera
64
lighter than competition in class (204 grams)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (300mm)
no Timelapse function
low megapixels (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
54
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
great zoom (875mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition in class (512g)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung WB1100F as a Landscape photography camera
43
has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse function
45
you can focus manually
rather wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR100 Vlogging info
Samsung WB1100F Vlogging info
33
pretty wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (204 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no microphone support
23
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic socket
heavier than competition in class (512g)
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Casio EX-ZR100 vs Samsung WB1100F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR100 and Samsung WB1100F
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR100Samsung WB1100F
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Samsung
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Samsung WB1100F
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2011-07-19 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Exilim Engine HS -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-300mm (12.5x) 25-875mm (35.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 461k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 40.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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) 1280 x 720
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264 -
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 204 grams (0.45 lbs) 512 grams (1.13 lbs)
Physical dimensions 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 125 x 87 x 96mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 - SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple) -
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Price at launch $300 $250