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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 37mm
  • Introduced September 2012
Panasonic TS6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Introduced January 2015
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Old Model is Panasonic TS5
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Overview

In this write-up, we are contrasting the Casio EX-ZR1000 and Panasonic TS6, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Waterproof by manufacturers Casio and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the EX-ZR1000 (16MP) and the TS6 (16MP) is fairly similar and they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR1000 was released 3 years earlier than the TS6 which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a more detailed comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the EX-ZR1000 grades against the TS6 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR1000 over the Panasonic TS6

 EX-ZR1000 TS6 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution461k460kSharper display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Casio EX-ZR1000

 TS6 EX-ZR1000 
IntroducedJanuary 2015September 2012More modern by 27 months

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR1000 and Panasonic TS6

 EX-ZR1000 TS6 
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and dimensions. The Casio EX-ZR1000 enjoys exterior measurements of 108mm x 62mm x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") having a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS6 has dimensions of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

Check out the Casio EX-ZR1000 and Panasonic TS6 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing during that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the EX-ZR1000 against the TS6.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the EX-ZR1000 and TS6 is 90 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizes only by going over specifications. The pic here will help give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the EX-ZR1000 and TS6.

To sum up, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same MP so you can expect similar quality of photos though you will want to consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged EX-ZR1000 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic TS6 Portrait photography factors
44
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detect autofocus
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
37
good resolution (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Street photography camera
68
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (255g)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Sports photography information
Panasonic TS6 Sports photography information
51
great zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery life (470 per charge)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
48
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
good battery (370 shots)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300s)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Travel photography camera
70
great battery life (470 shots)
lighter than competition in class (255g)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
73
good battery (370 per charge)
environment proof
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography factors
52
you can focus manually
really wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
great battery life (470 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
52
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
environment proof
good battery (370 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Vlogging details
Panasonic TS6 Vlogging details
34
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (255g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of mic support
33
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone port
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Panasonic TS6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR1000 and Panasonic TS6
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
General Information
Brand Casio Panasonic
Model Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FT6
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Introduced 2012-09-25 2015-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXILIM Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 23
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-300mm (12.5x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 461k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1300s
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.70 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps), 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone 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 None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 255g (0.56 pounds) 214g (0.47 pounds)
Dimensions 108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 470 pictures 370 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-130 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $572 $300