As well as being compared against other compacts, the Casio Exilim EX-Z55 is also often compared to pro digicams and digicams. The Casio Exilim EX-Z55's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim EX-100 and the Exilim EX-G1) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LZ3)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z55 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.9), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1250 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is older (august 2004 vs november 2009) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8").

Casio Exilim EX-G1

Casio Exilim EX-G1
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the EX-G1 (vs the EX-Z55)

  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the EX-G1 (vs the EX-Z55)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.6
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the EX-G1 and EX-Z55

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (104×64×20 mm) vs Super compact (87×57×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z55 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 2"), is slightly lighter (180 g vs 389 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.5"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 12 MP).

Casio Exilim EX-100

Casio Exilim EX-100
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the EX-100 (vs the EX-Z55)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EX-100 (vs the EX-Z55)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the EX-100 and EX-Z55

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z55 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.8") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (august 2004 vs january 2006) and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3
1 year newer
$482

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the EX-Z55)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the EX-Z55)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-LZ3 and EX-Z55

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Light weight: 230 g vs 180 g