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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Sensor shift
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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"
        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 Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Size Fairly small Help
        Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
        DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $130 - $188

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $135 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Waterproof Is not waterproof

        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 Slightly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Fujifilm FinePix XP100

        Waterproof

        $210

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Kodak EasyShare M550

        Kodak EasyShare M550

        Compact

        $163

        Weight Lighter
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Olympus Stylus 840

        Olympus Stylus 840

        Compact

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Waterproof

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $310 - $410

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $150

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
        Placeholder

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1

        Compact

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        Waterproof

        $280

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $169 - $180

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

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