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

Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Panasonic Lumix TS4

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

76

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10.

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
Help
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
Help
More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 2s
Help
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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
95x56x17 mm vs 103x64x27 mm
Help
Around 50% smaller
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% 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 TX10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$245.00 vs $360.79
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The best price we've seen is $116 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1300s
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Around 20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              TS41/1300s
              TX101/1600s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              TS41,600 ISO
              TX103,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TS44.6x
              TX104x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TS4103x64x27 mm
              TX1095x56x17 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TS41.1"
              TX100.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon 1 AW1

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $747 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $399

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $353

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $169

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $484

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $180

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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