Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix TS5 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

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Panasonic Lumix TS4

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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 TS4

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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 TS4's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 310 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 2s
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30x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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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 95x56x17 mm vs 103x64x27 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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size 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
Macro focus 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
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 197 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TX10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $258.00 vs $352.19
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TS4:4.6x
              TX10:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TS4:28 mm
              TX10:25 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $470

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $225

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $148 - $163

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $261 - $297

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $214

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $258

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $209 - $300

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $259 - $270

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $328 - $540

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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