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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Size
Smaller
103x64x27 mm vs 121x74x70 mm
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3.5x smaller
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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$369.19 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G5:1.5 fps
TS4:3.7 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,297 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly larger
Lowest price Much more expensive
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Canon PowerShot G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$829

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price More expensive
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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
Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Super zoom

$319

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$199 - $427

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $297

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 - $177

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS

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