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Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
53
Overall
45
Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 front
 
Samsung PL210 front
Portability
99
Imaging
38
Features
19
Overall
30

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR700
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-450mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 222g - 108 x 60 x 31mm
  • Introduced January 2013
Samsung PL210
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 100 x 59 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Casio EX-ZR700 and Samsung PL210, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Ultracompact by rivals Casio and Samsung. The sensor resolution of the EX-ZR700 (16MP) and the PL210 (14MP) is pretty similar and both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR700 was revealed 2 years later than the PL210 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Casio EX-ZR700 being a Compact camera and the Samsung PL210 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before delving right into a thorough comparison, here is a short summary of how the EX-ZR700 scores against the PL210 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR700 over the Samsung PL210

 EX-ZR700 PL210 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2011More recent by 26 months
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen resolution922k230kSharper screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung PL210 over the Casio EX-ZR700

 PL210 EX-ZR700 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR700 and Samsung PL210

 EX-ZR700 PL210 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to lug around your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and volume. The Casio EX-ZR700 features outer dimensions of 108mm x 60mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs) and the Samsung PL210 has sizing of 100mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the EX-ZR700 compared to the PL210.

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR700 and PL210 is 91 and 99 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements simply by reading specs. The graphic below may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR700 and PL210.

All in all, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Casio EX-ZR700 to offer more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots way more aggressively. The fresher EX-ZR700 provides a benefit in sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung PL210 as a Portrait photography camera
44
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
29
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 as a Street photography camera
Samsung PL210 as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
50
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
low max ISO (0)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 Sports photography info
Samsung PL210 Sports photography info
51
long zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
good battery power (470 CIPA)
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
27
MP count decent (14MP)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung PL210 as a Travel photography camera
71
good battery power (470 shots)
lighter than others in class (222g)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
very long reach (450mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
71
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
very good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR700 Landscape photography info
Samsung PL210 Landscape photography info
52
has manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
good battery power (470 CIPA)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse function
37
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
manual exposure not possible
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low max ISO (0)
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZR700
Vlogging with Samsung PL210
34
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
27
very good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic port
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Casio EX-ZR700 vs Samsung PL210 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR700 and Samsung PL210
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR700Samsung PL210
General Information
Brand Casio Samsung
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 Samsung PL210
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Introduced 2013-01-29 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXILIM Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 80 -
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-450mm (18.0x) ()
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.9 -
Macro focusing distance 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 922k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.70 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye -
Hot shoe
AEB
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 (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
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 222g (0.49 pounds) -
Physical dimensions 108 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") 100 x 59 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8")
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 -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-130 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) -
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Storage slots Single Single
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