Casio Exilim ZS5 vs Canon PowerShot A810

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Casio Exilim ZS5

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Canon PowerShot A810

33

Runner-up

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

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm

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
$139.00 vs $174.95
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              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
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              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 A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $119

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124 - $156

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Casio Exilim ZS5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $239

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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