Casio Exilim ZS5 vs Canon PowerShot A810

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Casio Exilim ZS5

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Canon PowerShot A810

32

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Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim ZS5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (103×59×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×30 mm)

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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
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$87.06 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $63 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Casio ZS5

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
103×59×20 mm vs 95×62×30 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
138 g vs 171 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A810$87.06
              ZS5$149.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              A810220 shots
              ZS5180 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A8103.0 cm
              ZS55.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A8101,600 ISO
              ZS53,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A810720p @ 25fps
              ZS5848 x 480
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $109

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $91

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Casio Exilim ZS5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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