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

63

Runner-up

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
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
95×63×22 mm vs 98×63×23 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$192.01 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $158 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Tough 600095×63×22 mm
              DMC-TS198×63×23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Tough 6000
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              DMC-TS1
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              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 6000None
              DMC-TS16,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              Tough 6000480p @ 30fps
              DMC-TS1720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $505

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 840

              Olympus Stylus 840

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $181

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $219

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $416

              Size Slightly larger
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              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 TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $243 - $289

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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