As well as being compared against other compacts, the Casio Exilim EX-Z4 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Casio Exilim EX-Z4's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix A500 Zoom) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FH25)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z4 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.3), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (87×57×23 mm) vs compact (93×60×28 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is older (august 2003 vs january 2006).

Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix A500 Zoom
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A500 Zoom (vs the EX-Z4)

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Significant disadvantages of the A500 Zoom (vs the EX-Z4)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A500 Zoom and EX-Z4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (87×57×23 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z4 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (super compact (87×57×23 mm) vs compact (99×57×28 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1"), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (august 2003 vs january 2011).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the EX-Z4)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH25 (vs the EX-Z4)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH25 and EX-Z4

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (87×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 135 g vs 170 g