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Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
 
Olympus SP-565UZ front
Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
32

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Overview

Here is a extended overview of the Casio EX-ZR15 and Olympus SP-565UZ, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Casio and Olympus. There is a huge difference between the resolutions of the EX-ZR15 (16MP) and SP-565UZ (10MP) but they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR15 was introduced 3 years later than the SP-565UZ and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a detailed comparison, below is a short view of how the EX-ZR15 scores against the SP-565UZ with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 EX-ZR15 SP-565UZ 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012January 2009Fresher by 37 months
Display sizing3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Casio EX-ZR15

 SP-565UZ EX-ZR15 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR15 and Olympus SP-565UZ

 EX-ZR15 SP-565UZ 
Manual focus More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera often, you have to consider its weight and volume. The Casio EX-ZR15 comes with outer measurements of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Olympus SP-565UZ has sizing of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs).

Analyze the Casio EX-ZR15 and Olympus SP-565UZ in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the EX-ZR15 and the SP-565UZ.

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR15 and SP-565UZ is 93 and 72 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizing merely by reading specs. The photograph here might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the EX-ZR15 and SP-565UZ.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Casio EX-ZR15 to deliver greater detail using its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will let you crop images far more aggressively. The more recent EX-ZR15 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography information
Olympus SP-565UZ Portrait photography information
40
focusing manually
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
no manual control
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
39
manual focus
supports RAW files
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Casio EX-ZR15
Street photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
56
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Casio EX-ZR15
Sports photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
good battery power (325 per charge)
slow fps (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
33
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography factors
Olympus SP-565UZ Travel photography factors
67
good battery power (325 CIPA)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
52
built-in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
long zoom (520mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography advice
Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography advice
49
focusing manually
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
good battery power (325 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse function
40
manual focus
pretty wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.5")
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR15 Vlogging information
Olympus SP-565UZ Vlogging information
33
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
missing external microphone jack
24
pretty wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external mic support
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Casio EX-ZR15 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR15 and Olympus SP-565UZ
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15Olympus SP-565UZ
General Information
Make Casio Olympus
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 Olympus SP-565UZ
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-01-09 2009-01-15
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Exilim Engine 5.0 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 80 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 143
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-196mm (7.0x) 26-520mm (20.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 2.5 inch
Screen resolution 461k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 1 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.20 m 6.40 m (ISO 200)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps) 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 176 grams (0.39 lbs) 413 grams (0.91 lbs)
Dimensions 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 30
DXO Color Depth score not tested 18.7
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.1
DXO Low light score not tested 68
Other
Battery life 325 photographs -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-110 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC xD Picture Card, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch cost $249 $400