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

Panasonic Lumix TS4 vs Canon PowerShot G5

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$349.99 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $349 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G5$699.00
TS4$349.99
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
G5None
TS46,400 ISO
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
5 cm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
G5400 ISO
TS41,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G51.5 fps
TS43.7 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
G51.8"
TS42.7"
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G535 mm
TS428 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G54x
TS44.6x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon PowerShot G6

Pro digicam

$590

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$224

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$230

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$700 body only

$1,699 with 28-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$172

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$390

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$344 - $350

Aperture Much wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$249

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture

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