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Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2

Portability
95
Imaging
38
Features
41
Overall
39
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Key Specs

Panasonic SZ7
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 59 x 21mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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
  • Launched January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT2
  • Succeeded the Panasonic TS1
  • Successor is Panasonic TS3
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Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Overview

The following is a comprehensive assessment of the Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof and both of them are offered by Panasonic. The resolution of the SZ7 (14MP) and the TS2 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SZ7 was brought out 24 months after the TS2 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the SZ7 matches up versus the TS2 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic SZ7 over the Panasonic TS2

 SZ7 TS2 
LaunchedJanuary 2012January 2010Newer by 24 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS2 over the Panasonic SZ7

 TS2 SZ7 

Common features in the Panasonic SZ7 and Panasonic TS2

 SZ7 TS2 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera often, you need to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic SZ7 has outer dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Panasonic TS2 has sizing of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") along with a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

Contrast the Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you choose during that time. The following is a front view size comparison of the SZ7 against the TS2.

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the SZ7 and TS2 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions purely by going over technical specs. The image below should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the SZ7 and TS2.

As you can tell, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same MP therefore you can expect similar quality of photos however you will need to take the age of the products into consideration. The more modern SZ7 provides an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 sensor size comparison

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic SZ7
Portrait photography with Panasonic TS2
34
decent MP (14MP)
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
28
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
no manual mode
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic SZ7
Street photography with Panasonic TS2
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (133 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic SZ7 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic TS2 Sports photography highlights
44
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
features tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300s)
low frames per second (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic SZ7
Travel photography with Panasonic TS2
70
lighter than others in class (133g)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
long zoom (250mm)
missing Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
67
weather proofing
MP count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic SZ7 Landscape photography details
Panasonic TS2 Landscape photography details
42
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
40
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic SZ7
Vlogging with Panasonic TS2
35
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (133 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing microphone support
28
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic jack
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Panasonic SZ7 vs Panasonic TS2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic SZ7 and Panasonic TS2
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2
Also referred to as - Lumix DMC-FT2
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Revealed 2012-01-09 2010-01-26
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine HD II
Sensor type CMOS 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 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 23 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-250mm (10.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 4cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.60 m 5.10 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30fps), 640 x 480 (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 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD AVCHD Lite
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 133g (0.29 lb) 188g (0.41 lb)
Physical 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 220 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $199 $350