• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 32.00mm - 96.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm J38 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Fujifilm J38

  • 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
  • Newer
    5 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 32 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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 Samsung L210

Fujifilm J38
Samsung L210
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Samsung L210
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $99
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony DSC-W310

Fujifilm J38
Sony DSC-W310
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $84
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic TS30
Sony DSC-W310
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $84
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic DMC-F3

Fujifilm J38
Panasonic DMC-F3
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic DMC-F3
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $96
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Fujifilm J38
Panasonic TS20
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Fujifilm J38
Panasonic TS25
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
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