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
  1. 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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G5.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4.

differences

Advantages of the Canon G5

Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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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Screen size
Much larger screen
2.7" vs 1.8"
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More than 50% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
103×64×27 mm vs 121×74×70 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The TS4's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Significantly 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
G5None
TS46,400 ISO
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
5.0 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 G3

Pro digicam

True resolution Lower true resolution
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$978

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
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Canon PowerShot A610

Digicam

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Supports RAW No RAW support
True resolution Lower true resolution

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$289 - $299

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$390

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

Waterproof

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix AW130

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Compact

$297

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Waterproof Not waterproof
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$169

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

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