Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

60

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3000 of a second
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1.

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)
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 1/4s
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240x longer exposures
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$219.95 vs $443.71
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The best price we've seen is $224 cheaper (2x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3000s vs 1/2000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Tough 600095x63x22 mm
              DMC-TS198x63x23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Tough 6000Lens, Sensor shift
              DMC-TS1Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              Tough 6000480p @ 30fps
              DMC-TS1720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Tough 60003.6x
              DMC-TS14.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $369

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus 1010

              Olympus Stylus 1010

              Compact

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Size Slightly larger
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $226

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $175

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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