Updated (January 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Panasonic Lumix TS20

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

63

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (101×58×19 mm)
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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)
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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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
101×58×19 mm vs 104×64×28 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
Thickness
Significantly 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
$209.99 vs $285.21
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              1. Lens
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1300 of a second
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-TS33.7 fps
              TS201.3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-TS34.6x
              TS204x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              DMC-TS3104×64×28 mm
              TS20101×58×19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              DMC-TS31.1"
              TS200.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $152

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              Screen size Has a significantly 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

              $425

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Placeholder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $293

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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