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Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1

Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
48
Overall
41
Nikon Coolpix P330 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Key Specs

Nikon P330
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F1.8-5.6) lens
  • 200g - 103 x 58 x 32mm
  • Introduced March 2013
  • Superseded the Nikon P310
  • Later Model is Nikon P340
Panasonic TS1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 189g - 98 x 63 x 23mm
  • Launched January 2009
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT1
  • Renewed by Panasonic TS2
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Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Nikon P330 versus Panasonic TS1, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Waterproof by manufacturers Nikon and Panasonic. The resolution of the P330 (12MP) and the TS1 (12MP) is fairly comparable but the P330 (1/1.7") and TS1 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor dimensions.

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The P330 was announced 4 years after the TS1 which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a complete comparison, here is a quick view of how the P330 scores against the TS1 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P330 over the Panasonic TS1

 P330 TS1 
LaunchedMarch 2013January 2009Newer by 50 months
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS1 over the Nikon P330

 TS1 P330 

Common features in the Nikon P330 and Panasonic TS1

 P330 TS1 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you need to factor its weight and size. The Nikon P330 enjoys outside dimensions of 103mm x 58mm x 32mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 200 grams (0.44 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS1 has specifications of 98mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 189 grams (0.42 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select during that time. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the P330 versus the TS1.

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the P330 and TS1 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions simply by checking out technical specs. The pic here will give you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the P330 and TS1.

As you can tell, both cameras provide the same resolution but not the same sensor dimensions. The P330 offers the larger sensor which is going to make obtaining bokeh easier. The younger P330 is going to have an edge in sensor innovation.

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 sensor size comparison

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon P330 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS1 as a Portrait photography camera
42
manual focus
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
21
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon P330 Street photography information
Panasonic TS1 Street photography information
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/1.7")
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P330 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic TS1 as a Sports photography camera
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
bad battery power (200 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300s)
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P330 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS1 as a Travel photography camera
61
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
no Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (200 CIPA)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
61
environment proofing
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P330 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic TS1 Landscape photography highlights
51
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/1.7")
bad battery power (200 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
35
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P330 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic TS1 as a Vlogging camera
36
really wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
no external mic support
28
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support
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Nikon P330 vs Panasonic TS1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P330 and Panasonic TS1
 Nikon Coolpix P330Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
General Information
Company Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix P330 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
Alternate name - Lumix DMC-FT1
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Introduced 2013-03-04 2009-01-27
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 12800 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 11
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 921k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT-LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.50 m -
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720p (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 AVCHD Lite
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) 189 grams (0.42 lbs)
Physical dimensions 103 x 58 x 32mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 98 x 63 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 54 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 213 not tested
Other
Battery life 200 pictures -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL12 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/MMC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $500 $380