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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Size
Really small
Compact 98x63x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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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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recommendations

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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
              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
              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

              $518

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $145 - $191

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus PEN E-P3

              Olympus PEN E-P3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $379

              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
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $548 body only

              $598 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 - $699 body only

              $750 - $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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