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 (98×63×23 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact (95×63×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
179 g

Items often bought with the Panasonic DMC-TS1 or Olympus Tough 6000

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6000

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Macro focus
Significantly 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
$200.15 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 40% 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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              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 Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              Tough 6000480p @ 30fps
              DMC-TS1720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $186

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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

              $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              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

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $152

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

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

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