As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is also often compared to digicams and travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix W100 and the Coolpix S33) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP120 and the XP80)

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 (110×66×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2013) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$1,289

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
3 months newer
$450

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
similar age
$176

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the S33 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
2 years older
$157

Significant advantages of the TS25 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS25 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS25 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$243

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to other compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (110×71×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 210 shots).

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
$139 - $145

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

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

  • Much 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

  • Inexpensive: $139.00 vs $137.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
8 years older
$350

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FX30 and DMC-TS30

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 45 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 0.3 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 100 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$109 - $157

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much 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)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and DMC-TS30

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×67×38 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 142 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix 300

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18 years older
$355 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 300 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 300 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 45 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Coolpix 300 and DMC-TS30

  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 250 g vs 142 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 210 shots), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2014) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 15x), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 25fps) and has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year older
$118 - $137

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 142 g

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151
1 year older
$106

Significant advantages of the FZ151 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the FZ151 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/1300 of a second
  • Significantly larger: Compact (108×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the FZ151 and DMC-TS30

  • Light weight: 180 g vs 142 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
2 years older
$344

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Has a GPS
  • Records high-speed movies: 220 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 4x

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-TS30

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
similar age
$360

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×60×30 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-SZ10 and DMC-TS30

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×30 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 142 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
similar age
$140

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 25fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • 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)

  • 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)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 141 g vs 142 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 250 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the 340 HS and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 147 g vs 142 g