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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310

Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
23
Overall
31
Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 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 W310
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 95 x 55 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 Overview

Let's take a more detailed look at the Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310, both Ultracompact digital cameras by manufacturers Casio and Sony. The image resolution of the EX-ZS5 (14MP) and the W310 (12MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZS5 was brought out 13 months later than the W310 making them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going straight to a thorough comparison, here is a short summary of how the EX-ZS5 scores versus the W310 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZS5 over the Sony W310

 EX-ZS5 W310 
RevealedJanuary 2011January 2010Fresher by 13 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W310 over the Casio EX-ZS5

 W310 EX-ZS5 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony W310

 EX-ZS5 W310 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera frequently, you are going to need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Casio EX-ZS5 offers outside 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) whilst the Sony W310 has proportions of 95mm x 55mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you select at that moment. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the EX-ZS5 vs the W310.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-ZS5 and W310 is 99 and 96 respectively.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizing purely by reading through specs. The graphic below may offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZS5 and W310.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Casio EX-ZS5 to give extra detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more recent EX-ZS5 will have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Portrait photography features
Sony W310 Portrait photography features
28
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
21
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 as a Street photography camera
Sony W310 as a Street photography camera
49
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Sports photography highlights
Sony W310 Sports photography highlights
32
decent MP (14 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
25
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZS5 Travel photography factors
Sony W310 Travel photography factors
71
decent MP (14MP)
has built in flash
very good maximum aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse function
does not have selfie friendly screen
58
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Casio EX-ZS5
Landscape photography with Sony W310
38
very good maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
32
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Casio EX-ZS5
Vlogging with Sony W310
27
very good maximum aperture (f)
does not have selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (848 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone port
29
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
missing mic port
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Casio EX-ZS5 vs Sony W310 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZS5 and Sony W310
 Casio Exilim EX-ZS5Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
General Information
Manufacturer Casio Sony
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2011-01-05 2010-01-07
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Exilim Engine 5.0 -
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 surface area 28.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range () 28-112mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.0-5.8
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 461k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 1s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed - 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 3.00 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
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
Video resolutions 848 x 480 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 848x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 - 137 grams (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions 103 x 59 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") 95 x 55 x 19mm (3.7" 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 model - NP-BN1
Self timer - Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage - SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $100 $150