Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x56x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.3
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-TS3's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 96x56x18 mm vs 104x63x27 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 197 g
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More than 30% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-TX20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $202.49 vs $369.99
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The best price we've seen is $168 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DMC-TS3:4.6x
              DSC-TX20:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $289

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $377

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $234

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $148 - $159

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $233

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $220 - $280

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $159 - $163

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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