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Camera Specification Comparisons:

Brand Nikon Nikon Minolta Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic Panasonic Casio Casio
Model Coolpix Coolpix DiMAGE Lumix Lumix Lumix Lumix Exilim Exilim
Model # E2500 E3500 Z1 DMC-TZ3 DMC-ZS7 DMC-FZ28 DMC-FZ35 EX-H10 EX-FH100
Introduction 3-31-2002 11-30-2002 8-7-2003 3-31-2007 3-15-2010 8-31-2008 9-15-2009 7-15-2009 5-30-2010
Sensor type CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD backlit CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.7 in 1/2.7 in 1/2.7 in 1/2.35 in 1/2.33 in 1/2.33 in 1/2.33 in 1/2.3 in 1/2.3 in
Sensor effective pixels 2.0 MP 3.2 MP 3.2 MP 7.2 MP 12.1 MP 10.1 MP   12.1 MP 10.1 MP
Optical zoom 3X Zoom Nikor 3X Zoom Nikor 10X 10X Leica 12X Leica 18X Leica 18X Leica 10X 10X
Extended zoom n/a n/a n/a 15X 16X     19.5X-3MP n/a
Digital zoom 4X 4X 4X 4X 4X 4X 4X 4X 4X
Lens construction 7 elements, 6 groups 7 elements, 6 groups 8 elements, 7 groups 11 elements, 9 groups,  4 aspherical lenses, 1 aspherical surface,  ED 10 elements, 8 groups, 2 aspherical lenses, 3 aspherical surfaces, 2 ED 11 elements, 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses, 4 aspherical surfaces, 2 ED 11 elements, 8 groups, 3 aspherical lenses, 4 aspherical surfaces, 2 ED 11 elements, 10 groups, 1 aspherical lens 11 elements, 10 groups
Focal length 5.6-16.8 mm 5.6-16.8 mm 5.8 - 58 mm 4.6 - 46 mm 4.1 - 49.2 mm 4.8 - 86.4 mm 4.8 - 86.4 mm 4.3 - 43 mm 4.3 - 43 mm
35 mm equivalent 37-111 mm 37-111 mm 38-380 mm 28-280 mm 25-300 mm 27 - 486 mm 27 - 486 mm 24-240 mm 24-240 mm
f/number f/2.7 - f/4.8 f/2.7 - f/4.8 f/2.8 - f/3.5 f/3.3 - f/4.9 f/3.3 - f/4.9 f/2.8 - f/4.4 f/2.8 - f/4.4 f/3.2 - f/5.7 f/3.2 - f/5.7
Aperture range f/2.7 & F/4.5 (W) f/2.7 & F/4.5 (W) f/2.8 - f/8.0 f/3.3 or f/8 (W),
 f/4.9 or f/11 (T)
f/3.3 - f/6.3 (W),
 f/4.9 -f/6.3 (T)
f/2.8 - f/8 (W),
 f/4.4 -f/8 (T)
f/2.8 - f/8 (W),
 f/4.4 -f/8 (T)
f/3.2-f/7.5 (W)
f/5.7-f/10.5 (T)
f/3.2-f/7.5 (W)
f/5.7-f/10.5 (T)
Image stabilization n/a n/a n/a Mega O.I.S. Power O.I.S. Mega O.I.S. Power O.I.S. yes, image & camera yes
Lens thread n/a n/a 45.6 mm lens, 52 mm barrel n/a n/a 46 mm lens, 55.8 mm barrel 46 mm lens, 55.8 mm barrel n/a n/a
Optional lens n/a n/a ZCA-100 adapter w/ ZCW-100 0.75x Wide angle n/a n/a yes, many yes, many n/a n/a
Focus (wide) 30 cm - oo 30 cm - oo 11 cm - oo 5 cm - oo 50 cm - oo 30 cm - oo 30 cm-oo 7 cm - oo 7 cm - oo
Focus (tele) 4 cm - oo 4 cm - oo 2.07 m - oo 2 m -oo 2 m - oo 2 m - oo 2 m-oo    
Focus (multi) 5 area 5 area   normal=9 area, 3 area hi-speed, macro = 1 area hi-speed. 1 area, spot 11 area, 1 pt hi spd, 1  pt, spot, face, AF tracking multi area, 1 pt hi spd, 1  pt, spot, face, AF tracking 11 area, 1 pt hi spd, 1  pt, spot, face, AF tracking free, tracking, spot free, tracking, spot
Focus type auto auto auto, manual auto, macro auto, macro   auto, macro, manual auto, macro, manual auto, macro, manual
Monitor type TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD
Monitor size 1.5 in 1.5 in 1.5 in 3.0 in 3.0 in 2.7 in 2.7 in 3.0 in 3.0 in
Monitor resolution 110,000 px 110,000 px 113,000 px 230,000 px 460,800 px 230,000 px 230,000 px 230,400 px 230,400 px
Monitor brightness 5 levels 5 levels 11 levels 7 levels       4 levels  
Viewfinder n/a n/a Color EVF n/a n/a Color EVF, 0.2", 201.6K pixels, 19.6X Color EVF, 0.2", 201.6K pixels, 19.6X n/a n/a
Shutter speed range 2-1/3000 sec 2-1/3000 sec 30-1/1000 sec 60-1/2000 sec 60-1/2000 sec 60-1/2000 sec 60-1/2000 sec 4-1/2000 sec 30-1/2000 sec
1/40,000 hi-speed
Shutter speed 3 shot/2 sec 3 shot/2 sec 10 shot/1 sec 3 shot/sec 1.8 shot/1 sec       40.2 shot/1 sec
Shutter BSS 10 shots 10 shots n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a    
Exposure metering 256 segment matrix 256 segment matrix 256 segment matrix            
Other metering n/a n/a spot, center-weighted spot, center-weighted, multiple spot, center-weighted, multiple spot, center-weighted, multiple spot, center-weighted, multiple spot, center-weighted, multiple spot, center-weighted, multiple
Program Exposure n/a n/a yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Aperture priority exposure n/a n/a yes n/a yes yes yes n/a yes
Shutter priority exposure n/a n/a yes n/a yes yes yes n/a yes
Manual exposure n/a n/a yes n/a yes yes yes n/a yes
Exposure range -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV -2.0 to +2.0 EV
Exposure steps 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV 1/3 EV
Exposure range wide (ISO 100 eq.) 1.9 - 15.9 EV 1.9 - 15.9 EV              
Exposure range tele (ISO 100 eq.) 3.5 - 17.6 EV 3.5 - 17.6 EV              
Exposure ISO range 100-400 100-400 50-400 100-1250 80-6400 80-6400 80-6400 64-3200 100-3200
Auto Bracketing n/a n/a 3 frames,-1.0 to +1.0 EV 3 frames,-1.0 to +1.0 EV 3 frames,-1.0 to +1.0 EV 3 frames,-1.0 to +1.0 EV 3 frames,-1.0 to +1.0 EV n/a  
White balance Auto, Preset, Sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, cloudy, Flash Auto, Preset, Sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, cloudy, Flash Auto, Preset, Sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, cloudy, Flash Auto, Preset, Daylight, Halogen, Cloudy, Shade Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Manual Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Manual, Manual Adjust Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Manual, Manual Adjust, color temp Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Daylight Fluorescent, Fluorescent, Tungsten, manual Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Daylight Fluorescent, Fluorescent, Tungsten, manual
Sharpness Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off Hard, normal, soft n/a 3 levels yes   5 settings  
Contrast n/a n/a 3 levels n/a 3 levels yes   5 settings  
Color n/a n/a natural. vivid, B&W, sepia natural. vivid, B&W, sepia, warm, cool B&W, sepia, warm, cool, happy B&W, sepia, warm, cool B&W, sepia, warm, cool B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple  
Color saturation         3 levels yes   5 settings  
Memory internal n/a n/a 16 MB 12.7 MB 15 MB 50 MB 40 MB 35.7 MB 89.5 MB
Memory card Type I CF Type I CF SD SDHC SDHC, SDXC SDHC     SDHC
Photo storage format JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG JPG, RAW, RAW+JPG JPG, RAW, RAW+JPG JPG JPG, RAW (DNG)
Photo capture format 4:3 4:3 4:3 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4:3, 3:2
Photo resolutions 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 2048/x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480   Highest res. @ format
4000x3000 @ 4:3
4176x2784 @ 3:2
4320 x2432 @ 16:9
Highest res. @ format
3648x2736 @ 4:3
3648x2432 @ 3:2
3648x2056 @ 16:9
Highest res. @ format
4000x3000 @ 4:3
4000x2672 @ 3:2
4000 x2248 @ 16:9
4000x3000, 4000x2656, 4000x2240, 3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480 3648x2736, 3648x2432, 3648x2048, 3456x2592, 3072x2304, 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie storage format MOV MOV MOV MOV MOV, AVCHD MOV MOV, AVCHD AVI, MOV AVI, MOV
Movie resolutions 320x240, 15fps, 35 sec max 320x240, 15fps, 35 sec max 640x480, 320x240,x160x120 all either 15 or 30 fps 848x480, 640x480, 320x240 all either 30 fps or 10 fps 1280x720,848x480, 640x480, 320x240 all 30 fps  1280x720,848x480, 640x480, 320x240 all 30 fps 1280x720,848x480, 640x480, 320x240 all 30 fps 1280x720-24 fps, 640x480-30 fps, 320x240-15 fps 1280x720, 640x480, 448x336, 224x168, 224x64, ,30fps, 30-120 fps, 30-240 fps, 420 fps, 1000 fps
Still frame from movie     yes yes yes     yes  
Optical zoom in movie n/a n/a     yes yes yes n/a n/a
Self timer 10 sec 10 sec 10 sec 10 or 2 sec 10 or 2 sec, triple shot 10 or 2 sec, triple shot 10 or 2 sec, triple shot 10 or 2 sec, triple shot 10 or 2 sec, triple shot
Flash Auto, on, off, red-eye Auto, on, off, red-eye Auto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync Auto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync Auto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync Auto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync Auto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync Auto, on, off, soft,red-eye Auto, on, off, red-eye
Flash compensation n/a n/a -2.0 to +2.0 EV n/a n/a -2.0 to +2.0 EV   5 settings n/a
Flash shoe n/a n/a Maxxum/Program Flash 2500(D)
Maxxum/Program Flash 3600HS(D)
Maxxum/Program Flash 5600HS(D)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
External Flash metering n/a n/a pre-flash TTL n/a n/a synchro 1st, 2nd   n/a n/a
DCF compliant yes yes 1.0   yes yes yes 1.0 1.0
EXIF 2.1 2.1 yes 2.21 2.21 2.21 2.21 2.2 2.2
DPOF yes yes yes, 1.1 yes yes yes yes yes yes
USB 1.1 1.1 1.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0   yes
DC Adapter EH-60 EH-60 AC-1L or AC-11 DMW-AC5PP DMW-AC5PP DMW-AC7PP DMW-AC7PP n/a n/a
Battery charger       DE-A45B DE-A65B DE-A43B DE-A43B BC-90L  
Battery type Li-ion, EN-EL2 Li-ion, EN-EL2 Alkaline or NiMH (4) AA or EBP-100 Li-ion, CGA-S007A Li-ion, DMW-BCG10PP Li-ion, CGR-S006A/1B Li-ion, CGR-S006A/1B Li-ion NP-90 Li-ion NP-90
Battery power       3.7 VDC, 1000 ma 3.6 VDC, 895 mAh 7.2 VDC, 710 mAh 7.2 VDC, 710 mAh 3.7 VDC, 1950 mAh  
Battery Life (CIPA)       270 shots 300 shots 460 shots 470 shots 1,000 shots 520 shots
A/V out n/a n/a composite video mono audio composite video mono audio composite, HDMI composite, component composite, component, HDMI composite video mono audio yes and HDMI
Underwater Case       DMW-MCTZ3 DMW-MCTZ10 n/a n/a n/a n/a
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