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Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5

Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
44
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix W300 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Key Specs

Nikon W300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 231g - 112 x 66 x 29mm
  • Introduced May 2017
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
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FT5
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic TS4
  • Replacement is Panasonic TS6
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Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Nikon W300 versus Panasonic TS5, both Waterproof digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Panasonic. The image resolution of the W300 (16MP) and the TS5 (16MP) is relatively well matched and they enjoy the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The W300 was released 3 years later than the TS5 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a simple summary of how the W300 scores versus the TS5 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon W300 over the Panasonic TS5

 W300 TS5 
AnnouncedMay 2017July 2013More recent by 48 months
Screen resolution921k460kSharper screen (+461k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS5 over the Nikon W300

 TS5 W300 

Common features in the Nikon W300 and Panasonic TS5

 W300 TS5 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to lug around your camera, you should consider its weight and volume. The Nikon W300 features external dimensions of 112mm x 66mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 231 grams (0.51 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS5 has sizing of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") along with a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilising during that time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the W300 versus the TS5.

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the W300 and TS5 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 top view buttons comparison

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to envision the gap between sensor measurements only by looking at specifications. The photograph below will give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the W300 and TS5.

Plainly, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels so you can expect similar quality of images though you should factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The more modern W300 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 sensor size comparison

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon W300 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS5 as a Portrait photography camera
36
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
32
good megapixels (16MP)
no manual focus
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon W300 Street photography details
Panasonic TS5 Street photography details
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon W300 Sports photography advice
Panasonic TS5 Sports photography advice
49
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
weather sealing
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
47
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
provides tracking focus
environment proof
good battery (370 CIPA)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300s)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon W300 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic TS5 Travel photography highlights
73
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
resolution is good (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
72
good battery (370 per charge)
environment proof
good megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon W300 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic TS5 Landscape photography advice
48
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
weather sealing
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
52
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
environment proof
good battery (370 per charge)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon W300 Vlogging factors
Panasonic TS5 Vlogging factors
33
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone socket
32
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
no mic port
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Nikon W300 vs Panasonic TS5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon W300 and Panasonic TS5
 Nikon Coolpix W300Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
General Information
Brand Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Coolpix W300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5
Also called as - Lumix DMC-FT5
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2017-05-31 2013-07-12
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type - CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 921k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shooting speed 7.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.20 m (at Auto ISO) 5.60 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 231g (0.51 lbs) 214g (0.47 lbs)
Dimensions 112 x 66 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") 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 280 images 370 images
Battery form Built-in Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL12 DMW-BCM13
Self timer Yes (2, 5 and 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Onboard + SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $387 $350