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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70

Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31
Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S70 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
26
Overall
31

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZS5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 848 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 103 x 59 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2011
Nikon S70
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.8) lens
  • 160g - 97 x 61 x 20mm
  • Announced August 2009
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Overview

The following is a thorough overview of the Casio EX-ZS5 and Nikon S70, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Casio and Nikon. The image resolution of the EX-ZS5 (14MP) and the S70 (12MP) is pretty close and both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZS5 was manufactured 18 months after the S70 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a brief summation of how the EX-ZS5 grades versus the S70 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS5 over the Nikon S70

 EX-ZS5 S70 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011August 2009Newer by 18 months
Screen resolution461k288kSharper screen (+173k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S70 over the Casio EX-ZS5

 S70 EX-ZS5 
Screen size3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-ZS5 and Nikon S70

 EX-ZS5 S70 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Casio EX-ZS5 provides outer dimensions of 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) while the Nikon S70 has specifications of 97mm x 61mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at that moment. The following is a front view scale comparison of the EX-ZS5 vs the S70.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the EX-ZS5 and S70 is 99 and 95 respectively.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to envision the difference in sensor dimensions simply by looking through specs. The image below will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZS5 and S70.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Casio EX-ZS5 to render more detail due to its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The fresher EX-ZS5 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Portrait photography features
Nikon S70 Portrait photography features
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
21
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Street photography features
Nikon S70 Street photography features
49
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
55
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than competition (160 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S70 as a Sports photography camera
32
decent megapixels (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
34
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Travel photography information
Nikon S70 Travel photography information
71
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
fast maximum aperture (f)
missing Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
56
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (160g)
low MP (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Landscape photography features
Nikon S70 Landscape photography features
38
fast maximum aperture (f)
nice screen size (3 inches)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
37
quite wide (28mm)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZS5
Vlogging with Nikon S70
27
fast maximum aperture (f)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (848 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone socket
30
quite wide (28mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic jack
heavier than competition (160g)
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Nikon S70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZS5 and Nikon S70
 Casio Exilim EX-ZS5Nikon Coolpix S70
General Information
Brand Casio Nikon
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 Nikon Coolpix S70
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2011-01-05 2009-08-04
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Exilim Engine 5.0 Expeed
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.9-5.8
Macro focus range - 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3.5 inches
Display resolution 461 thousand dot 288 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 848x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight - 160 gr (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 97 x 61 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.4" 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 model - EN-EL12
Self timer - Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media - SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $100 $290