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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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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differences

Advantages of the Canon D20

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $229.00 vs $371.99
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The best price we've seen is $143 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Smaller 104x63x27 mm vs 112x71x28 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 197 g vs 228 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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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 Common Weaknesses
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Heavy Help
              D20:228 g
              DMC-TS3:197 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              D20:112x71x28 mm
              DMC-TS3:104x63x27 mm
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              D20:5x
              DMC-TS3:4.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $380

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $254

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $359

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $347

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $178 - $190

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is significantly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $329 - $333

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $344 - $348

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $125

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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