Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot D20 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot D20.
Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.

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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D201080p @ 24fps
              DMC-TS31080p @ 30fps
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D203,200 ISO
              DMC-TS31,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly 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

              $370

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $315

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $250

              Size Much smaller
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $174

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $243 - $289

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $416

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Waterproof

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger

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