• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic TS5 advantages over Samsung WB50F

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung WB50F advantages over Panasonic TS5

  • More telephoto lens reach
    288 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    157g vs 213g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Advanced Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communications for easy image sharing and even remote shooting (a first for a waterproof compact); Improved ruggedness; Manual exposure mode; Fast cycle times; 10fps continuous burst shooting at full resolution; Full 1080p HD video at up to 60p; Excellent battery life.

  • Mediocre still image quality; Slow startup; Slower-than-average autofocus; Choppy MP4 (most Web-friendly format) video quality.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax WG-2

Panasonic TS5
Pentax WG-2
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Samsung WB50F
Pentax WG-2
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Panasonic TS5
Panasonic SZ8
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
Samsung WB50F
Panasonic SZ8
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Panasonic TS5
Samsung WB35F
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Samsung WB50F
Samsung WB35F
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Panasonic TS5
Olympus TG-850
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
Samsung WB50F
Olympus TG-850
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Panasonic TS5
Olympus TG-860
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Samsung WB50F
Olympus TG-860
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable Screen
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