• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Sony W610 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Sony W610

  • 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
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.3 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • 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

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Panasonic TS30

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon SD1400 IS

Sony W610
Canon SD1400 IS
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
Panasonic TS30
Canon SD1400 IS
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • HDMI out

Compared to Sony DSC-W530

Sony W610
Sony DSC-W530
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic TS30
Sony DSC-W530
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Sony W610
Panasonic TS20
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $169
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Sony W610
Panasonic TS25
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 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

Compared to Canon A2500

Sony W610
Canon A2500
  • $203
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic TS30
Canon A2500
  • $120
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
Compare Other Cameras?