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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2

Portability
93
Imaging
53
Features
60
Overall
55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Key Specs

Panasonic GM1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 204g - 99 x 55 x 30mm
  • Released December 2013
  • Replacement is Panasonic GM5
Panasonic TS2
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT2
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic TS1
  • Renewed by Panasonic TS3
Photography Glossary

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Overview

Below is a extended comparison of the Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the latter is a Waterproof and both of them are designed by Panasonic. The resolution of the GM1 (16MP) and the TS2 (14MP) is relatively well matched but the GM1 (Four Thirds) and TS2 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor sizes.

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The GM1 was announced 3 years later than the TS2 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Panasonic GM1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic TS2 being a Compact camera.

Before going into a in-depth comparison, here is a short overview of how the GM1 matches up versus the TS2 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GM1 over the Panasonic TS2

 GM1 TS2 
IntroducedDecember 2013January 2010More recent by 48 months
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1036k230kClearer screen (+806k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS2 over the Panasonic GM1

 TS2 GM1 

Common features in the Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic TS2

 GM1 TS2 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you will have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic GM1 offers physical dimensions of 99mm x 55mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") along with a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Panasonic TS2 has dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") having a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you choose during that time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the GM1 and the TS2.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the GM1 and TS2 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is difficult to visualise the difference between sensor measurements just by reading through specifications. The graphic below will provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the GM1 and TS2.

To sum up, the two cameras have different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The GM1 having a bigger sensor will make getting bokeh less difficult and the Panasonic GM1 will resolve greater detail with its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more recent GM1 will have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic TS2 Portrait photography factors
65
focusing manually
MP count good (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
cannot use external flash
28
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Street photography features
Panasonic TS2 Street photography features
77
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
has touch to focus
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
very good high ISO (25,600)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Sports photography info
Panasonic TS2 Sports photography info
48
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking focus
low max shutter speed (1/500s)
max fps low (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
bad battery power (230 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
weather proof
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300 seconds)
max fps low (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Travel photography information
Panasonic TS2 Travel photography information
74
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
has touch to focus
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
bad battery power (230 per charge)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
67
weather proof
megapixel count good (14MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic TS2 Landscape photography advice
69
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
bad battery power (230 CIPA)
40
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
weather proof
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Vlogging advice
Panasonic TS2 Vlogging advice
35
screen is touchscreen
supports face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
no mic port
28
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic jack
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic TS2
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FT2
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Waterproof
Released 2013-12-19 2010-01-26
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine HD II
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Lowest native ISO 200 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 23 11
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 1,036k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/500 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames per second 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m 5.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/50 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 24p), 1280 x 720p (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD AVCHD Lite
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 204g (0.45 lbs) 188g (0.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 55 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 66 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 660 not tested
Other
Battery life 230 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $750 $350