• 1/2.35 inch 27.3mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 180.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax V20 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.85 vs 1.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    180 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Pentax V20

  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • 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 an external screen 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 Olympus 840

Pentax V20
Olympus 840
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $173
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Olympus 840
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $173
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Pentax W60

Pentax V20
Pentax W60
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More pixels
Panasonic TS30
Pentax W60
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus FE-370

Pentax V20
Olympus FE-370
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $136
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Olympus FE-370
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $136
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Pentax V20
Panasonic TS20
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $164
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $164
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Pentax V20
Panasonic TS25
  • $203
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $141
  • 1/2.33 inch
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