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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

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
 
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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)
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
        DMC-TS1:98x63x23 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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 TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $139 - $148

        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
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $146

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Waterproof

        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $249

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $179

        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $220

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Olympus Stylus 840

        Olympus Stylus 840

        Compact

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

        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Waterproof

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $190

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $117

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Much larger
        True resolution Much lower true resolution

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $310 - $377

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Waterproof

        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Waterproof

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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