As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is also often compared to travel zooms, digicams and ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix SZ9) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix W100 and the Coolpix A300)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is significantly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (109×68×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is newer (january 2015 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 7 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 370 shots).

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
10 months older
$584

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
1 year newer
$78

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the DMC-TS30)

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Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 6020 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
similar age
$368

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

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Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-30 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (110×71×28 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 210 shots), is newer (january 2015 vs february 2009) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
2 years newer
$94 - $114

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $94.16 vs $127.99

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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3 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $127.99

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
10 months older
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.9
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S200 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100
7 years older
$636

Significant advantages of the DSC-T100 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T100 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Not waterproof
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-T100 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×59×22 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SD1200 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SD1200 IS and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2013), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
2 years older
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.9
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SZ9 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Super compact (97×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 142 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
1 year newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.9
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 250 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 138 g vs 142 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 142 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
similar age
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 142 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
similar age
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-TS30

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 243 g vs 142 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ7 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.9
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ7 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-SZ7 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Super compact (99×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 142 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 30 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and DMC-TS30

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 142 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $127.99

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and DMC-TS30

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2015 vs july 2011) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.5), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX66 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX66 and DMC-TS30

  • None found