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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

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
 
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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
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
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
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

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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 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-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

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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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60

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Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$349

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$547

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$509

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$278 - $298

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $449

Aperture Much wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$129 - $169

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$289 - $340

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

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