Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Canon PowerShot D20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-TS3 or Canon D20

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differences

Advantages of the Canon D20

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D20's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1300s
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Around 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-TS3's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
104×64×28 mm vs 112×71×28 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
197 g vs 228 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$285.21 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D201080p @ 24fps
              DMC-TS31080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              D201/1600s
              DMC-TS31/1300s
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D203,200 ISO
              DMC-TS31,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              D205x
              DMC-TS34.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              1.1"
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $161

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon AW130

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $249 - $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $179

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.

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              Canon PowerShot D20 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
              Canon PowerShot D20 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

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