As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix TS5) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP130 and the FinePix XP120)

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 newer (january 2015 vs february 2012) and is significantly less expensive ($137.99 vs $756.60).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$1,133

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 TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
2 years older
$130

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

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
similar age
$757

Significant advantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-5 GPS and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX20 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS3 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 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 slightly 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 digital), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (142 g vs 203 g).

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 is older (january 2015 vs january 2016).

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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3 years newer
$177 - $200

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 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: $176.79 vs $137.99

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$89

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the DMC-TS30)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
2 years newer
$100 - $139

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 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: $99.99 vs $137.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
3 years older
$639

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the A1400 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"

Olympus Tough TG-5

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2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.9
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (113×66×32 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS30 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), is newer (january 2015 vs march 2008), is slightly less expensive ($137.99 vs $420.17) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a significantly 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)), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
6 years older
$420

Significant advantages of the SD770 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD770 IS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD770 IS and DMC-TS30

  • None found

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

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 1,600 ISO), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 200 shots), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
1 year newer
$149

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

  • Wider aperture: f/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 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year older
$80 - $118

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

  • None found

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"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 142 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
similar age
$221

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

  • Significantly 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-FH20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the DMC-FH20 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 178 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)

  • Much 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"
  • Significantly heavier: 243 g vs 142 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DMC-TS30

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 10.5 fps vs 1.3 fps
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

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

  • Significantly 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"
  • Very light: 147 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 much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 5.9 MP), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 220 shots) and is newer (january 2015 vs january 2006).

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 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).

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)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
1 year newer
$129 - $157

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

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 142 g
  • Inexpensive: $129.00 vs $137.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5
9 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ5 (vs the DMC-TS30)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ5 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 140 shots vs 250 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-LZ5 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens