• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic ZS19 advantages over Olympus TG-860

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-860 advantages over Panasonic ZS19

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 220 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    7 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB150F

Panasonic ZS19
Samsung WB150F
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-860
Samsung WB150F
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS15
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
Olympus TG-860
Panasonic ZS15
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS30
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-860
Panasonic ZS30
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Panasonic ZS19
Olympus TG-850
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-850
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Panasonic ZS19
Olympus TG-870
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-870
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
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