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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
 
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differences

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)
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
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 1/4s
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240x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $329.99 vs $400.54
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Tough 6000:Sensor shift, Lens
              DMC-TS1:Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              Tough 6000:$400.54
              DMC-TS1:$329.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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"
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
              DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319 - $349

              Aperture Has a much 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-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung NV3

              Samsung NV3

              Ultra compact

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $419 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $129 - $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $299 - $410

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159 - $180

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              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

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