• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony WX70 advantages over Panasonic TS30

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.6 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    125 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic TS30 advantages over Sony WX70

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 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
  • 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
  • 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 Sony W650

Sony WX70
Sony W650
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic TS30
Sony W650
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Sony WX70
Panasonic TS20
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS20
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony WX50

Sony WX70
Sony WX50
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic TS30
Sony WX50
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung DV150F

Sony WX70
Samsung DV150F
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic TS30
Samsung DV150F
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic TS25

Sony WX70
Panasonic TS25
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic TS30
Panasonic TS25
  • $138
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
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