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Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20

Portability
88
Imaging
36
Features
44
Overall
39
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
28
Overall
35

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Key Specs

Panasonic LX5
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.63" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-90mm (F2.0-3.3) lens
  • 271g - 110 x 65 x 43mm
  • Launched December 2011
  • Succeeded the Panasonic LX3
  • Successor is Panasonic LX7
Panasonic TS20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 142g - 101 x 58 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2012
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FT20
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Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Overview

Here is a complete assessment of the Panasonic LX5 versus Panasonic TS20, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Waterproof and they are both sold by Panasonic. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the LX5 (10MP) and TS20 (16MP) and the LX5 (1/1.63") and TS20 (1/2.3") come with different sensor dimensions.

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The LX5 was launched within a month of the TS20 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a full comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the LX5 matches up against the TS20 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic LX5 over the Panasonic TS20

 LX5 TS20 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS20 over the Panasonic LX5

 TS20 LX5 

Common features in the Panasonic LX5 and Panasonic TS20

 LX5 TS20 
IntroducedDecember 2011January 2012Same generation
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic LX5 enjoys outer measurements of 110mm x 65mm x 43mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.7") and a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs) while the Panasonic TS20 has specifications of 101mm x 58mm x 19mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") along with a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is the front view scale comparison of the LX5 against the TS20.

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the LX5 and TS20 is 88 and 95 respectively.

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is tough to imagine the difference in sensor sizing only by looking through specs. The graphic here may provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the LX5 and TS20.

All in all, both the cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The LX5 due to its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic TS20 will result in greater detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images a little more aggressively.

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 sensor size comparison

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic LX5 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS20 as a Portrait photography camera
41
manual focus
exports RAW files
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.63")
30
MP count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic LX5
Street photography with Panasonic TS20
59
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/1.63")
more heavy than others in class (271 grams)
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
lighter than average in class (142g)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic LX5 Sports photography info
Panasonic TS20 Sports photography info
28
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.63")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
42
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking focus
weather proof
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic LX5 Travel photography info
Panasonic TS20 Travel photography info
59
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (271g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
71
lighter than average in class (142g)
weather proof
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
missing Time Lapse function
does not feature selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic LX5
Landscape photography with Panasonic TS20
53
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.63")
does not have Timelapse mode
42
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
weather proof
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic LX5 Vlogging details
Panasonic TS20 Vlogging details
29
decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support
more heavy than others in class (271g)
31
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (142 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic jack
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Panasonic LX5 vs Panasonic TS20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic LX5 and Panasonic TS20
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
Also called - Lumix DMC-FT20
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Launched 2011-12-15 2012-01-31
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine FHD -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.63" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 8.07 x 5.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 44.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-90mm (3.8x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-3.3 f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.5 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.20 m 4.40 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format AVCHD Lite MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 271g (0.60 pounds) 142g (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 65 x 43mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.7") 101 x 58 x 19mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 41 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 19.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 132 not tested
Other
Battery life - 250 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $294 $179