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Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
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Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix J30 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
10
Overall
25

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 205g - 105 x 59 x 29mm
  • Introduced May 2012
Fujifilm J30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F2.9-5.2) lens
  • 133g - 92 x 56 x 20mm
  • Introduced July 2009
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Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Overview

Below is a comprehensive overview of the Casio EX-ZR300 versus Fujifilm J30, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Ultracompact by manufacturers Casio and FujiFilm. There exists a crucial gap among the image resolutions of the EX-ZR300 (16MP) and Fujifilm J30 (12MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR300 was launched 2 years later than the Fujifilm J30 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Casio EX-ZR300 being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm J30 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go in to a in-depth comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the EX-ZR300 grades vs the Fujifilm J30 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR300 over the Fujifilm J30

 EX-ZR300 Fujifilm J30 
IntroducedMay 2012July 2009More recent by 35 months
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kCrisper display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm J30 over the Casio EX-ZR300

 Fujifilm J30 EX-ZR300 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR300 and Fujifilm J30

 EX-ZR300 Fujifilm J30 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZR300 provides external measurements of 105mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 205 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Fujifilm J30 has dimensions of 92mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Look at the Casio EX-ZR300 versus Fujifilm J30 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you use at the time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the EX-ZR300 vs the Fujifilm J30.

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR300 and Fujifilm J30 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to picture the difference in sensor measurements simply by checking out technical specs. The visual below will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-ZR300 and Fujifilm J30.

As you have seen, both the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should anticipate the Casio EX-ZR300 to show greater detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a little more aggressively. The more modern EX-ZR300 provides an advantage in sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZR300
Portrait photography with Fujifilm J30
40
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
21
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR300 Street photography highlights
Fujifilm J30 Street photography highlights
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
48
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR300 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm J30 as a Sports photography camera
55
great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
great battery (500 CIPA)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
17
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR300 as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm J30 as a Travel photography camera
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great battery (500 CIPA)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
52
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
low MP (12MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR300 Landscape photography information
Fujifilm J30 Landscape photography information
52
you can focus manually
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
great battery (500 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
23
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR300
Vlogging with Fujifilm J30
33
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (205 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external microphone jack
22
wide angle not good (32mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
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Casio EX-ZR300 vs Fujifilm J30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR300 and Fujifilm J30
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR300Fujifilm FinePix J30
General Information
Brand Casio FujiFilm
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZR300 Fujifilm FinePix J30
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Introduced 2012-05-22 2009-07-22
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Exilim Engine HS -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO - 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-300mm (12.5x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/2.9-5.2
Macro focus range 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 461 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1400s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.70 m 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB 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 (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) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 205g (0.45 pounds) 133g (0.29 pounds)
Dimensions 105 x 59 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") 92 x 56 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 life 500 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-130 NP-45A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, Triple) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $329 $150