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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Size
Really small
Compact 98x63x23 mm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
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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
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        Tough 6000:None
        DMC-TS1:6,400 ISO
        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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Tough 6000:Sensor shift, Lens
        DMC-TS1:Lens
        Size Fairly small Help
        Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
        DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        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 TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $138 - $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $149

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

        Waterproof

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Waterproof

        $285

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

        Waterproof

        $195

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix XP170

        Fujifilm FinePix XP170

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Size Significantly larger
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $145 - $195

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $339 - $567 body only

        $444 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $298 - $348

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Waterproof

        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Waterproof

        $179 - $209

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1

        Compact

        $115

        Size Smaller
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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