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Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 front
 
Ricoh WG-6 front
Portability
89
Imaging
47
Features
46
Overall
46

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Key Specs

Panasonic TS1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 189g - 98 x 63 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2009
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT1
  • Refreshed by Panasonic TS2
Ricoh WG-6
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 246g - 118 x 66 x 33mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Replaced the Ricoh WG-5 GPS
Photography Glossary

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Panasonic TS1 versus Ricoh WG-6, both Waterproof cameras by brands Panasonic and Ricoh. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the TS1 (12MP) and WG-6 (20MP) but they possess the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TS1 was revealed 10 years prior to the WG-6 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the TS1 scores against the WG-6 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS1 over the Ricoh WG-6

 TS1 WG-6 

Reasons to pick Ricoh WG-6 over the Panasonic TS1

 WG-6 TS1 
IntroducedFebruary 2018January 2009Newer by 110 months
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic TS1 and Ricoh WG-6

 TS1 WG-6 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and measurements. The Panasonic TS1 features external measurements of 98mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 189 grams (0.42 lbs) while the Ricoh WG-6 has proportions of 118mm x 66mm x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3") with a weight of 246 grams (0.54 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic TS1 versus Ricoh WG-6 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the TS1 compared to the WG-6.

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the TS1 and WG-6 is 93 and 89 respectively.

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to see the contrast in sensor dimensions just by looking through a spec sheet. The image below may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the TS1 and WG-6.

As you can see, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Ricoh WG-6 to result in extra detail because of its extra 8MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more aged TS1 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Portrait photography factors
Ricoh WG-6 Portrait photography factors
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
45
you can focus manually
good resolution (20 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Street photography details
Ricoh WG-6 Street photography details
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
60
has image stabilization (Digital)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than average (246g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Sports photography info
Ricoh WG-6 Sports photography info
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
54
has image stabilization (Digital)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
environment sealing
better than average battery power (340 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Travel photography info
Ricoh WG-6 Travel photography info
61
weather proofing
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.3)
70
better than average battery power (340 CIPA)
environment sealing
good resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
heavier than average (246g)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Landscape photography factors
Ricoh WG-6 Landscape photography factors
35
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
56
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Digital)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
environment sealing
better than average battery power (340 per charge)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Vlogging advice
Ricoh WG-6 Vlogging advice
28
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic socket
32
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
includes face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of mic port
heavier than average (246 grams)
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Panasonic TS1 vs Ricoh WG-6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS1 and Ricoh WG-6
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1Ricoh WG-6
General Information
Company Panasonic Ricoh
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Ricoh WG-6
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FT1 -
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2009-01-27 2018-02-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 11 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-128mm (4.6x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/1300s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 2.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 5.50 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Flash on, flash off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840x2160
Highest video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format AVCHD Lite MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Supports FlashAir SD cards
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None Built-in
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 189 gr (0.42 pounds) 246 gr (0.54 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 63 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 118 x 66 x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 340 images
Battery form - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/MMC/SDHC, Internal Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $380 $271