• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon S6900 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon S6900
Panasonic TS20
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $193
  • 1/2.33 inch
Nikon S6900
Panasonic TS25
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $193
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S6800

Panasonic TS30
Nikon S6800
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S6900
Nikon S6800
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Panasonic TS30
Panasonic SZ10
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ10
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $129
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Fujifilm XP80

Panasonic TS30
Fujifilm XP80
  • $148
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Wider angle lens
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm XP80
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
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