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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Longest exposure
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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $329.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $204

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $449

              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 TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $339

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 790 SW

              Olympus Stylus 790 SW

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 840

              Olympus Stylus 840

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $278 - $298

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

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