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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10

Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31
Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
41
Overall
39

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZS5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 848 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 103 x 59 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2011
Sony TX10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Launched August 2011
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Casio EX-ZS5 versus Sony TX10, both Ultracompact digital cameras by competitors Casio and Sony. The image resolution of the EX-ZS5 (14MP) and the TX10 (16MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZS5 was introduced 7 months prior to the TX10 and they are of a similar age. Both cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the EX-ZS5 matches up versus the TX10 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS5 over the Sony TX10

 EX-ZS5 TX10 

Reasons to pick Sony TX10 over the Casio EX-ZS5

 TX10 EX-ZS5 
LaunchedAugust 2011January 2011Newer by 7 months
Screen resolution921k461kCrisper screen (+460k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony TX10

 EX-ZS5 TX10 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZS5 has external dimensions of 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) whilst the Sony TX10 has dimensions of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Look at the Casio EX-ZS5 versus Sony TX10 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with at that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the EX-ZS5 versus the TX10.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the EX-ZS5 and TX10 is 99 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by reading through specs. The picture underneath will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the EX-ZS5 and TX10.

All in all, each of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Sony TX10 to give greater detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged EX-ZS5 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Portrait photography information
Sony TX10 Portrait photography information
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
30
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Street photography information
Sony TX10 Street photography information
49
fixed screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus via touch
weather proofing
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Sports photography highlights
Sony TX10 Sports photography highlights
32
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Travel photography information
Sony TX10 Travel photography information
71
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
very good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
weather proofing
supports focus via touch
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse function
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZS5
Landscape photography with Sony TX10
38
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
46
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
weather proofing
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX10 as a Vlogging camera
27
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low video resolution (848 x 480 pxls)
lack of microphone port
34
pretty wide (25mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
missing mic socket
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony TX10
 Casio Exilim EX-ZS5Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2011-01-05 2011-08-16
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Exilim Engine 5.0 BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-4.6
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 461k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology - XtraFine LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 2 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 3.70 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 848x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight - 133g (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 ID - NP-BN1
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $100 $309