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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55

Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31
Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 front
Portability
97
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 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
  • Released January 2011
Sony TX55
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Launched July 2011
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Casio and Sony. The resolution of the EX-ZS5 (14MP) and the TX55 (16MP) is very well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZS5 was released 6 months earlier than the TX55 so they are of a similar age. The two cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the EX-ZS5 grades vs the TX55 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS5 over the Sony TX55

 EX-ZS5 TX55 

Reasons to pick Sony TX55 over the Casio EX-ZS5

 TX55 EX-ZS5 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display dimensions3.3"3"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1230k461kSharper display (+769k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony TX55

 EX-ZS5 TX55 
LaunchedJanuary 2011July 2011Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZS5 comes with outside measurements of 103mm x 59mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) and the Sony TX55 has dimensions of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") with a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Contrast the Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you select at that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the EX-ZS5 and the TX55.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-ZS5 and TX55 is 99 and 97 respectively.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by looking at technical specs. The pic below will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-ZS5 and TX55.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Sony TX55 to give more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images a bit more aggressively.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Portrait photography features
Sony TX55 Portrait photography features
28
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
36
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Street photography highlights
Sony TX55 Street photography highlights
49
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
58
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Sports photography details
Sony TX55 Sports photography details
32
resolution is good (14MP)
offers tracking focus
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
44
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
good battery pack (250 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Casio EX-ZS5
Travel photography with Sony TX55
71
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
good maximum aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
69
good battery pack (250 CIPA)
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Landscape photography info
Sony TX55 Landscape photography info
38
good maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
resolution is good (14MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
50
has manual focus
really wide (26mm)
screen is a decent size (3.3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
good battery pack (250 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZS5
Vlogging with Sony TX55
27
good maximum aperture (f)
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video res low (848 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic jack
34
really wide (26mm)
touch screen
image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have microphone support
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony TX55 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony TX55
 Casio Exilim EX-ZS5Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Sony
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2011-01-05 2011-07-24
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 area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range () 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3.3"
Resolution of screen 461 thousand dots 1,230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech - XtraFine OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 3.70 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
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 848 x 480 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 848x480 1920x1080
Video data 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight - 109 grams (0.24 lb)
Physical dimensions 103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
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 life - 250 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BN
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - microSD/SDHC, Memory Stick Micro
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $100 $350