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

Buy From

Differences

Nikon S6800 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Nikon S6800

  • Less expensive
    $100 vs $147
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 170 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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)

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
  • 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 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

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Panasonic TS30

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Nikon S6800
Panasonic TS20
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Sony WX150

Nikon S6800
Sony WX150
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Panasonic TS30
Sony WX150
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Nikon S6800
Fujifilm T550
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic TS30
Fujifilm T550
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon S6500

Nikon S6800
Nikon S6500
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic TS30
Nikon S6500
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Nikon S6800
Panasonic TS25
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $100
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
Compare Other Cameras?