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 A10) 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 slightly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (104×67×26 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is newer (january 2015 vs february 2013) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 4.6x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
similar age
$998

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

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25
2 years older

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$1,313

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

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
similar age
$179

Significant advantages of the XP80 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP80 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
2 years older
$260

Significant advantages of the TS20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS20 and DMC-TS30

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
1 year older
$935

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 significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 37 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs compact (96×59×29 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,250 ISO) and has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has significantly less zoom (4x vs 5x), doesn't record movies in 24p, 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

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

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: $139.00 vs $137.00

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
1 year newer
$87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 142 g
  • Inexpensive: $86.95 vs $137.00

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$110

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • 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"

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
10 months older
$233

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.9
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 4x
  • Supports 24p

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

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

common strengths of the S200 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 25 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
8 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ7 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much more zoom: 6x vs 4x
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ7 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×62×33 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the DMC-LZ7 and DMC-TS30

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
8 years older
$335

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

  • 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-FX30 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,250 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FX30 and DMC-TS30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.6 MP vs 5.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.5").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2015 vs august 2016) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 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
  • 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: $109.00 vs $137.00

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)), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2013), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1"), is slightly lighter (142 g vs 198 g) and is slightly less expensive ($137.00 vs $329.99).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (4x vs 20x), 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 @ 30fps) and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
2 years older
$498

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 206 g vs 142 g

common strengths of the ZS20 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 142 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
2 years older
$344

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

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

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

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 198 g vs 142 g

common strengths of the ZS30 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 198 g vs 142 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
similar age
$330

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much more zoom: 20x vs 4x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 249 g vs 142 g

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 249 g vs 142 g

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$202 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Much more zoom: 25x vs 4x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DMC-TS30)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 182 g vs 142 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
1 year newer
$89 - $137

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

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 4x

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
similar age
$360

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

  • Much more zoom: 12x vs 4x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

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

  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-SZ10 and DMC-TS30

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×30 mm) vs Super compact (104×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 177 g vs 142 g