Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Really small
Size
Compact 98x63x23 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

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"
 

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
$299.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              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"
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
              DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $329

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $164

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

              Compact

              $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $435

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $493

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $395

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

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