Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G5 vs Panasonic Lumix TS5

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G5

Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the G5's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size Much larger screen 2.7" vs 1.8"
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More than 50% larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 9.6 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 103x64x27 mm vs 121x74x70 mm
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3.5x smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Weight Significantly lighter 197 g vs 490 g
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2.5x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 2.8"
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2.6x thinner
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The TS4's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Canon G5.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
G5:None
TS4:6,400 ISO
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
5 cm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
G5:400 ISO
TS4:1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G5:1.5 fps
TS4:3.7 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
G5:1.8"
TS4:2.7"
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G5:35 mm
TS4:28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G5:4x
TS4:4.6x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$699 - $700

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$293 - $298

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Lowest price More expensive
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$129 - $169

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$289 - $340

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Waterproof

$121

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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