As well as being compared against other compacts, the Casio Exilim EX-Z500 is also often compared to ultra compacts and digicams. The Casio Exilim EX-Z500's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim EX-Z110 and the Exilim EX-S500) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S52)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z500 compared to other compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (127 g vs 175 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 8.6 MP), is older (august 2005 vs april 2008) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Casio Exilim EX-Z110

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similar age

Significant advantages of the EX-Z110 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z110 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the EX-Z110 and EX-Z500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×60×27 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S52

Nikon Coolpix S52
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S52 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S52 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • None found

common strengths of the S52 and EX-Z500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (89×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z500 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.2").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.7) and is thicker (0.8" vs 0.6").

Casio Exilim EX-S500

Casio Exilim EX-S500
similar age

Significant advantages of the EX-S500 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-S500 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • None found

common strengths of the EX-S500 and EX-Z500

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), is newer (august 2005 vs june 2003) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 36 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Kodak EasyShare CX6230

Kodak EasyShare CX6230
2 years older

Significant advantages of the CX6230 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the CX6230 (vs the EX-Z500)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the CX6230 and EX-Z500

  • Light weight: 225 g vs 127 g