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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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
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)
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

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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Canon PowerShot G5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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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 Significantly slower max shutter speed
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Canon PowerShot G2

Pro digicam

$1,000

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
True resolution Lower true resolution
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$169

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$380

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

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$140 - $141

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$219 - $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
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture

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