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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6

Portability
93
Imaging
53
Features
60
Overall
55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Key Specs

Panasonic GM1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 204g - 99 x 55 x 30mm
  • Revealed December 2013
  • Newer Model is Panasonic GM5
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
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Succeeded the Panasonic TS5
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic TS6, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Waterproof and both are created by Panasonic. The image resolution of the GM1 (16MP) and the TS6 (16MP) is very well matched but the GM1 (Four Thirds) and TS6 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor size.

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The GM1 was introduced 12 months before the TS6 and they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic GM1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic TS6 being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the GM1 grades versus the TS6 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GM1 over the Panasonic TS6

 GM1 TS6 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Display resolution1036k460kSharper display (+576k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Panasonic GM1

 TS6 GM1 
IntroducedJanuary 2015December 2013More recent by 12 months

Common features in the Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic TS6

 GM1 TS6 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to lug around your camera, you have to take into account its weight and size. The Panasonic GM1 comes with physical dimensions of 99mm x 55mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") and a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) and the Panasonic TS6 has specifications 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 that, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the GM1 and the TS6.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the GM1 and TS6 is 93 and 91 respectively.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to envision the gap between sensor measurements purely by looking at a spec sheet. The visual here may offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the GM1 and TS6.

Clearly, both of these cameras have got the exact same megapixels but not the same sensor measurements. The GM1 provides the larger sensor which is going to make achieving bokeh less difficult. The older GM1 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GM1 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Portrait photography camera
65
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
features face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
external flash not possible
37
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
no manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic GM1
Street photography with Panasonic TS6
77
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
boasts focus via touch
lighter than competitors (204g)
very good high ISO (25,600)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
62
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GM1
Sports photography with Panasonic TS6
48
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
low max shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
low battery (230 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
48
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery pack (370 CIPA)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Travel photography info
Panasonic TS6 Travel photography info
74
lighter than competitors (204 grams)
boasts focus via touch
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
low battery (230 per charge)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
73
better than average battery pack (370 per charge)
weather proof
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography highlights
69
has manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
low battery (230 CIPA)
52
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
weather proof
better than average battery pack (370 per charge)
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Vlogging info
Panasonic TS6 Vlogging info
35
touchscreen functionality
features face detect autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (204g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
missing mic port
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
lack of mic socket
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic TS6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic TS6
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FT6
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Waterproof
Revealed 2013-12-19 2015-01-06
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4592 x 3448 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range - 5cm
Total lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,036k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/500 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/50 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 24p), 1280 x 720p (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 204 grams (0.45 lbs) 214 grams (0.47 lbs)
Dimensions 99 x 55 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photographs 370 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $750 $300