• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic TS6 advantages over Canon 180

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 180 advantages over Panasonic TS6

  • Less expensive
    $109 vs $300
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 28 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    126g vs 214g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic TS5

Panasonic TS6
Panasonic TS5
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon 180
Panasonic TS5
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony W830

Panasonic TS6
Sony W830
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $125
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 180
Sony W830
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $125
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 160

Panasonic TS6
Canon 160
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 180
Canon 160
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-860
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 180
Olympus TG-860
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-870
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Canon 180
Olympus TG-870
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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