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Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Key Specs

Panasonic S1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 117g - 99 x 59 x 21mm
  • Released January 2011
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
  • Announced January 2010
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FT2
  • Old Model is Panasonic TS1
  • Updated by Panasonic TS3
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Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Overview

Following is a complete analysis of the Panasonic S1 versus Panasonic TS2, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof and they are both offered by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the S1 (12MP) and the TS2 (14MP) is pretty similar and they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S1 was revealed 12 months after the TS2 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a comprehensive comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the S1 scores against the TS2 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic S1 over the Panasonic TS2

 S1 TS2 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2010More modern by 12 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS2 over the Panasonic S1

 TS2 S1 

Common features in the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic TS2

 S1 TS2 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen size
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic S1 has outside dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs) and the Panasonic TS2 has proportions of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") along with a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the S1 vs the TS2.

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the S1 and TS2 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizes merely by going over specs. The picture below will provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the S1 and TS2.

All in all, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can expect the Panasonic TS2 to deliver more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The newer S1 should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 sensor size comparison

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic S1 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic TS2 Portrait photography factors
21
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
28
good MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic S1 Street photography highlights
Panasonic TS2 Street photography highlights
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (117g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic S1
Sports photography with Panasonic TS2
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic S1 Travel photography details
Panasonic TS2 Travel photography details
62
lighter than average in class (117g)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
67
environment sealing
good MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic S1 Landscape photography info
Panasonic TS2 Landscape photography info
32
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
40
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
environment sealing
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic S1 Vlogging advice
Panasonic TS2 Vlogging advice
31
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (117g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
28
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic port
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Panasonic S1 vs Panasonic TS2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic S1 and Panasonic TS2
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
Also called as - Lumix DMC-FT2
Class Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Released 2011-01-05 2010-01-26
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine IV Venus Engine HD II
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1300s
Continuous shutter speed - 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.30 m 5.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG AVCHD Lite
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 117 gr (0.26 lb) 188 gr (0.41 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 59 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail cost $269 $350