The Casio Exilim EX-Z850 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms. The Casio Exilim EX-Z850's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim ZR-200 and the Exilim ZR700) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS15)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio EX-Z850 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (compact (89×59×24 mm) vs compact (107×60×31 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3"), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 16x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Casio Exilim EX-ZR200
5 years newer
$644

Significant advantages of the ZR-200 (vs the EX-Z850)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZR-200 (vs the EX-Z850)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZR-200 and EX-Z850

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 205 g vs 185 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the EX-Z850)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the EX-Z850)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ZS15 and EX-Z850

  • Very small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 208 g vs 185 g

Casio Exilim ZR700

Casio Exilim ZR700
7 years newer
$903

Significant advantages of the ZR700 (vs the EX-Z850)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZR700 (vs the EX-Z850)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (107×60×31 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1/4 of a second vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZR700 and EX-Z850

  • Very small: Compact (107×60×31 mm) vs Compact (89×59×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 222 g vs 185 g