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

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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
Really small
Size
Compact 98x63x23 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
179 g

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
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
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
              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 Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
              DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Tough 6000:Lens, Sensor shift
              DMC-TS1:Lens
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $340

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $714 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $279

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus 840

              Olympus Stylus 840

              Compact

              $41

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Placeholder

              Canon D6000

              Entry-level DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $140 - $141

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $169 - $249

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Size Slightly larger
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $579

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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