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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

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Panasonic Lumix TS20

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-TS3's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 1.3 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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Size Significantly smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 104x63x27 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 142 g vs 197 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $215.00 vs $371.99
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The best price we've seen is $157 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-TS3:3.7 fps
              TS20:1.3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-TS3:4.6x
              TS20:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-TS3:1.1"
              TS20:0.7"
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DMC-TS3:28 mm
              TS20:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $135 - $177

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $265 - $279

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $294

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $179

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $430

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $250

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

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              discussion

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