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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Size
Really small
Compact 98x63x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6000

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Macro focus Significantly 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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        Tough 6000:None
        DMC-TS1:6,400 ISO
        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
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Tough 6000:Lens, Sensor shift
        DMC-TS1:Lens
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $204

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Waterproof

        Size Slightly smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

        Waterproof

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Waterproof

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Significantly larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $109

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        Waterproof

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Waterproof

        $400

        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $297

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Size Larger
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $315

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Waterproof Not waterproof

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