Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 vs Pentax Optio E20

Winner
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

35

Pentax Optio E20

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,000 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
30 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio E20

Size
Really small
Compact 90x63x32 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g

differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-ZR1000

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 34 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.4"
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Around 30% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 112k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
12.5x vs 3x
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Around 17.5x more zoom
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The EX-ZR1000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax E20

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Size
Significantly smaller
90x63x32 mm vs 107x61x36 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the E20's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Significantly lighter
180 g vs 255 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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More than 10% thinner
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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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              EX-ZR1000:4s
              E20:2s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              EX-ZR1000:1.4"
              E20:1.3"
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Casio Exilim ZR700

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot N

              Canon PowerShot N

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $299

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much smaller
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $380 - $549 with 9-27mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR15

              Casio Exilim ZR15

              Compact

              $128

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Pentax Optio E20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung PL51

              Samsung PL51

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A50

              Digicam

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Pentax Optio M30

              Pentax Optio M30

              Ultra compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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