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

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Sensor size
Large sensor
1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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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
Much 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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$289.95 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $409 cheaper (2.4x less)
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

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

Common Weaknesses
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $359

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60

Compact

$300

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
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Nikon Coolpix 5400

Digicam

$200

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $399

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger
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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$224 - $427

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Larger screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$128 - $159

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Waterproof

$210

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Aperture Narrower aperture

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