The Casio EX-ZS12 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Casio EX-ZS12's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FS20) and Casio (such as the Exilim ZR15)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-ZS12 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×56×19 mm) vs compact (102×59×27 mm)), is newer (february 2012 vs january 2008), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (140 g vs 176 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 7x), records lower quality movies (720p vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 480 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20
4 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the EX-ZS12)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS20 (vs the EX-ZS12)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 5x

common strengths of the DMC-FS20 and EX-ZS12

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×56×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Casio Exilim ZR15

Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
similar age
$188

Significant advantages of the ZR15 (vs the EX-ZS12)

  • Much more zoom: 7x vs 5x
  • Records high-speed movies: 480 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZR15 (vs the EX-ZS12)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the ZR15 and EX-ZS12

  • Great zoom: 7x vs 5x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"