• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 128.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic TS6 advantages over Sony WX500

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony WX500 advantages over Panasonic TS6

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 128 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 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

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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
Sony WX500
Panasonic TS5
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Panasonic TS6
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Sony WX500
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $275
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus

Compared to Sony HX90V

Panasonic TS6
Sony HX90V
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony WX500
Sony HX90V
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Panasonic TS6
Olympus TG-870
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen
Sony WX500
Olympus TG-870
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Sony HX80

Panasonic TS6
Sony HX80
  • $298
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony WX500
Sony HX80
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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