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Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5

Portability
91
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot D30 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Key Specs

Canon D30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
  • 218g - 109 x 68 x 28mm
  • Released February 2014
Panasonic TS5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Announced July 2013
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FT5
  • Superseded the Panasonic TS4
  • Newer Model is Panasonic TS6
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Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Overview

Here is a in-depth comparison of the Canon D30 and Panasonic TS5, both Waterproof cameras by companies Canon and Panasonic. There is a big difference among the sensor resolutions of the D30 (12MP) and TS5 (16MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The D30 was unveiled 8 months later than the TS5 so they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the D30 matches up against the TS5 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon D30 over the Panasonic TS5

 D30 TS5 
AnnouncedFebruary 2014July 2013Fresher by 8 months
Manually focus More precise focus
Screen resolution461k460kClearer screen (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS5 over the Canon D30

 TS5 D30 

Common features in the Canon D30 and Panasonic TS5

 D30 TS5 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera often, you need to think about its weight and volume. The Canon D30 offers outer dimensions of 109mm x 68mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") and a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS5 has sizing of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") and a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the D30 compared to the TS5.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the D30 and TS5 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 top view buttons comparison

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to envision the contrast in sensor sizing only by seeing a spec sheet. The graphic below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the D30 and TS5.

As you can see, both cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Panasonic TS5 to show greater detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The fresher D30 is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 sensor size comparison

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon D30 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS5 as a Portrait photography camera
33
you can focus manually
provides face detect autofocus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
32
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon D30 Street photography advice
Panasonic TS5 Street photography advice
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon D30 Sports photography factors
Panasonic TS5 Sports photography factors
37
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
slow frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
47
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
good battery pack (370 CIPA)
low max shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon D30 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic TS5 Travel photography highlights
60
weather proof
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
low MP (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
72
good battery pack (370 CIPA)
environment proofing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon D30 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic TS5 Landscape photography advice
44
you can focus manually
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
52
pretty wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
environment proofing
good battery pack (370 shots)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon D30 Vlogging features
Panasonic TS5 Vlogging features
33
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing microphone port
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
missing external mic port
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Canon D30 vs Panasonic TS5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon D30 and Panasonic TS5
 Canon PowerShot D30Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot D30 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
Also called - Lumix DMC-FT5
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2014-02-12 2013-07-12
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-4.8 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 461 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology PureColor II LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 5.60 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 218g (0.48 lbs) 214g (0.47 lbs)
Physical dimensions 109 x 68 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 pictures 370 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6LH DMW-BCM13
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom, face, wink) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $329 $350