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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 front
Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 37mm
  • Released September 2012
Casio EX-ZR300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 205g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Announced May 2012
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Overview

The following is a in depth overview of the Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are designed by Casio. The image resolution of the EX-ZR1000 (16MP) and the EX-ZR300 (16MP) is pretty close and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR1000 was brought out 5 months after the EX-ZR300 so they are of a similar age. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the EX-ZR1000 matches up versus the EX-ZR300 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR1000 over the Casio EX-ZR300

 EX-ZR1000 EX-ZR300 
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR300 over the Casio EX-ZR1000

 EX-ZR300 EX-ZR1000 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR1000 and Casio EX-ZR300

 EX-ZR1000 EX-ZR300 
AnnouncedSeptember 2012May 2012Same age
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Screen resolution461k461kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera often, you should factor in its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZR1000 offers exterior measurements of 108mm x 62mm x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") along with a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZR300 has dimensions of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs).

Compare the Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the EX-ZR1000 versus the EX-ZR300.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR1000 and EX-ZR300 is 90 and 92 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions just by viewing specifications. The picture underneath should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-ZR1000 and EX-ZR300.

To sum up, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical resolution so you can expect comparable quality of photos however you may want to consider the age of the cameras into account.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Portrait photography features
Casio EX-ZR300 Portrait photography features
44
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
39
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Street photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR300 Street photography highlights
68
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (255g)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (205g)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Sports photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR300 Sports photography highlights
51
great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (470 shots)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
55
amazing zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides tracking focus
great battery (500 per charge)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Travel photography camera
Casio EX-ZR300 as a Travel photography camera
70
better than average battery power (470 per charge)
lighter than competition in class (255 grams)
resolution is good (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
lack of Timelapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
71
great battery (500 CIPA)
lighter than others in class (205 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
great reach (300mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZR1000
Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZR300
52
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
better than average battery power (470 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
52
focusing manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
great battery (500 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR1000
Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR300
34
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (255g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone jack
33
reasonably wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (205g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have mic socket
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Casio EX-ZR300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR1000 and Casio EX-ZR300
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Casio
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-09-25 2012-05-22
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXILIM Engine HS 3 Exilim Engine HS
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-300mm (12.5x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Highest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 461k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.70 m 4.70 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps), 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps) 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 255 grams (0.56 lb) 205 grams (0.45 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" 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 470 photos 500 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-130 NP-130
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $572 $329