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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Longest exposure
Long exposures
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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
 
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6000

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Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 95x63x22 mm vs 98x63x23 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 179 g vs 189 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS1

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-TS1's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 1/4s
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240x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $349.99 vs $400.54
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Tough 6000:Lens, Sensor shift
              DMC-TS1:Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              Tough 6000:None
              DMC-TS1:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              Tough 6000:480p @ 30fps
              DMC-TS1:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Tough 6000:3.6x
              DMC-TS1:4.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
              DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $195

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $149 - $248

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $299 - $428

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $199 - $289

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $249 - $250

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $450

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $136

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Size Slightly larger

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