Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 vs Pentax Optio E20

Winner
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

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Pentax Optio E20

30

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
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
30 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio E20

Size
Really small
Compact (90×63×32 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/1000 of a second

galleries

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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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 112k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 8 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" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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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
90×63×32 mm vs 108×62×37 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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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-ZR10004s
              E202s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              EX-ZR10003,200 ISO
              E20200 ISO
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              EX-ZR1000
              1. Sensor shift
              E20None

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

              Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 SR

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Pentax Optio E20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung PL51

              Samsung PL51

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix E510 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix E510 Zoom

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U10

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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