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Advantages of the Panasonic TS5

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Size
Significantly smaller
110×64×29 mm vs 137×104×84 mm
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5.9x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 3.3"
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2.9x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
214 g vs 599 g
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2.8x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A560

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
1050 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSLR-A560's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1300s
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3.1x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TS51080p @ 60fps
              DSLR-A5601080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              TS53,200 ISO
              DSLR-A56012,800 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              TS59.6 MP
              DSLR-A56014 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              TS5460k dots
              DSLR-A560921k dots

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              Panasonic Lumix TS5
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              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560
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