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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20

Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31
Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 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
  • Launched January 2011
Sony TX20
(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
  • Announced February 2012
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 Overview

The following is a complete comparison of the Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20, both Ultracompact cameras by manufacturers Casio and Sony. The image resolution of the EX-ZS5 (14MP) and the TX20 (16MP) is relatively comparable and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZS5 was released 13 months before the TX20 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a brief summation of how the EX-ZS5 grades against the TX20 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS5 over the Sony TX20

 EX-ZS5 TX20 

Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the Casio EX-ZS5

 TX20 EX-ZS5 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2011Newer by 13 months
Manual focus More exact focusing
Screen resolution922k461kCrisper screen (+461k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony TX20

 EX-ZS5 TX20 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera, you should consider its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZS5 has exterior 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) and the Sony TX20 has dimensions of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the EX-ZS5 vs the TX20.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZS5 and TX20 is 99 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions just by checking out technical specs. The picture here will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZS5 and TX20.

As you can tell, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should count on the Sony TX20 to provide extra detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more aged EX-ZS5 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Portrait photography features
Sony TX20 Portrait photography features
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
40
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Street photography features
Sony TX20 Street photography features
49
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
67
image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
weather proofing
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX20 as a Sports photography camera
32
megapixel count good (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
50
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
better than average battery life (250 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Travel photography factors
Sony TX20 Travel photography factors
71
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
good maximum aperture (f)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
72
better than average battery life (250 shots)
weather proofing
supports focus by touch
resolution is good (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
missing Timelapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Landscape photography features
Sony TX20 Landscape photography features
38
good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse function
52
has manual focus
fairly wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
weather proofing
better than average battery life (250 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX20 as a Vlogging camera
27
good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low res video (848 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone jack
35
fairly wide (25mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly display
missing microphone support
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony TX20
 Casio Exilim EX-ZS5Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
General Information
Brand Name Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2011-01-05 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.5-4.6
Macro focus range - 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 461 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.70 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 848x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight - 133 gr (0.29 lbs)
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 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 - 250 shots
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-BN
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 1 1
Price at release $100 $330