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Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
55
Overall
46
Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 front
Portability
67
Imaging
32
Features
36
Overall
33

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR800
(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 August 2013
Sony HX1
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.4" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1440 x 1080 video
  • 28-560mm (F2.8-5.2) lens
  • 544g - 115 x 83 x 92mm
  • Introduced April 2009
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Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Overview

Here is a extended comparison of the Casio EX-ZR800 and Sony HX1, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers Casio and Sony. There is a large difference between the image resolutions of the EX-ZR800 (16MP) and HX1 (9MP) and the EX-ZR800 (1/2.3") and HX1 (1/2.4") use totally different sensor measurements.

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The EX-ZR800 was introduced 4 years later than the HX1 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Casio EX-ZR800 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX1 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise overview of how the EX-ZR800 scores vs the HX1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR800 over the Sony HX1

 EX-ZR800 HX1 
IntroducedAugust 2013April 2009Fresher by 53 months
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony HX1 over the Casio EX-ZR800

 HX1 EX-ZR800 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR800 and Sony HX1

 EX-ZR800 HX1 
Focus manually More exact focus
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and size. The Casio EX-ZR800 has got 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 Sony HX1 has specifications of 115mm x 83mm x 92mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 3.6") with a weight of 544 grams (1.20 lbs).

Take a look at the Casio EX-ZR800 and Sony HX1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Underneath is the front view dimensions comparison of the EX-ZR800 versus the HX1.

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR800 and HX1 is 91 and 67 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing purely by going over a spec sheet. The photograph below will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR800 and HX1.

As you can see, both of the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The EX-ZR800 using its larger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Casio EX-ZR800 will offer greater detail using its extra 7 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The younger EX-ZR800 will have an advantage in sensor technology.

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 Portrait photography advice
Sony HX1 Portrait photography advice
44
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
features face detection autofocus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
27
manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor size (1/2.4")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX1 as a Street photography camera
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others in class (222g)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
50
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor size (1/2.4")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than others (544 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 Sports photography highlights
Sony HX1 Sports photography highlights
51
long zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (470 CIPA)
max frames per second low (3.0 frames/s)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
36
long zoom range (28-560mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution not great (9MP)
small sensor size (1/2.4")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-ZR800
Travel photography with Sony HX1
74
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
great zoom (450mm)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
48
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
long zoom (560mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (544g)
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 Landscape photography info
Sony HX1 Landscape photography info
55
has manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
better than average battery pack (470 shots)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
39
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (9 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.4")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR800 as a Vlogging camera
Sony HX1 as a Vlogging camera
34
pretty wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone port
22
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1440 x 1080 resolution)
missing mic port
heavier than others (544g)
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Casio EX-ZR800 vs Sony HX1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR800 and Sony HX1
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR800Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
General Information
Brand Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-08-07 2009-04-22
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXILIM Engine HS 3 Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.4"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.104 x 4.578mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 9MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-450mm (18.0x) 28-560mm (20.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/2.8-5.2
Macro focus range 4cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 922k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.70 m 9.20 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1440x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 222 grams (0.49 pounds) 544 grams (1.20 pounds)
Dimensions 108 x 60 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") 115 x 83 x 92mm (4.5" x 3.3" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 470 images -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-130 NP-FH50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $429 $47,999