Casio Exilim ZS5

Winner
Casio Exilim ZS5

50

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Canon PowerShot A810

34

Canon PowerShot A810

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Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZS5

Really small
Size
Super compact 103x59x20 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
138 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon A810

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 25fps vs 848 x 480
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Casio ZS5

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Size
Smaller
103x59x20 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.2"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ZS5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
138 g vs 171 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$119.99 vs $199.95
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A810:220 shots
              ZS5:180 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A810:720p @ 25fps
              ZS5:848 x 480
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $72

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $190

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Casio Exilim ZS5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio QV-R200

              Casio QV-R200

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $103

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

              Compact

              $159

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Casio Exilim ZR400

              Travel zoom

              $110

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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