• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm HS30EXR advantages over Panasonic TS5

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic TS5 advantages over Fujifilm HS30EXR

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 126 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    213g vs 687g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm HS20EXR

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
Panasonic TS5
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic TS5
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
Panasonic TS5
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Olympus TG-850
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
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

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Fujifilm HS30EXR
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $253
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic TS5
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $253
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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