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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
29
Overall
32

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 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
  • Revealed September 2012
Panasonic FX580
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 167g - 95 x 57 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FX550
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Casio EX-ZR1000 versus Panasonic FX580, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Casio and Panasonic. There is a noticeable difference among the image resolutions of the EX-ZR1000 (16MP) and FX580 (12MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR1000 was revealed 3 years later than the FX580 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a full comparison, here is a short introduction of how the EX-ZR1000 matches up versus the FX580 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR1000 over the Panasonic FX580

 EX-ZR1000 FX580 
IntroducedSeptember 2012January 2009Fresher by 45 months
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX580 over the Casio EX-ZR1000

 FX580 EX-ZR1000 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR1000 and Panasonic FX580

 EX-ZR1000 FX580 
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera regularly, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZR1000 enjoys 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 Panasonic FX580 has dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

See the Casio EX-ZR1000 versus Panasonic FX580 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Here is a front view scale comparison of the EX-ZR1000 versus the FX580.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the EX-ZR1000 and FX580 is 90 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to visualize the gap in sensor sizing simply by seeing technical specs. The visual underneath should offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-ZR1000 and FX580.

As you have seen, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can expect the Casio EX-ZR1000 to produce greater detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The younger EX-ZR1000 should have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FX580 Portrait photography highlights
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manual focus
good MP (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
26
provides face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Street photography details
Panasonic FX580 Street photography details
68
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (255 grams)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Sports photography info
Panasonic FX580 Sports photography info
51
great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery (470 shots)
low frames per second (3.0 frames per second)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
27
image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FX580 Travel photography highlights
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better than average battery (470 per charge)
lighter than competitors (255 grams)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
58
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FX580 Landscape photography factors
52
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
better than average battery (470 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
37
really wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not possible
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Vlogging factors
Panasonic FX580 Vlogging factors
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fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (255 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone support
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really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone support
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic FX580 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR1000 and Panasonic FX580
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
General Information
Make Casio Panasonic
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FX550
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-09-25 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXILIM Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 11
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-300mm (12.5x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 3.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.70 m 6.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 255g (0.56 pounds) 167g (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") 95 x 57 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-130 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $572 $499