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Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 front
 
Pentax K-x front
Portability
69
Imaging
52
Features
47
Overall
50

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Key Specs

Panasonic TS10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FT10
Pentax K-x
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 12800)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 580g - 123 x 92 x 68mm
  • Introduced December 2009
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Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Overview

Following is a complete assessment of the Panasonic TS10 and Pentax K-x, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Entry-Level DSLR by brands Panasonic and Pentax. The sensor resolution of the TS10 (14MP) and the K-x (12MP) is relatively well matched but the TS10 (1/2.3") and K-x (APS-C) have different sensor sizes.

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The TS10 was unveiled at a similar time to the K-x which means that they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Panasonic TS10 being a Compact camera and the Pentax K-x being a Compact SLR camera.

Before going into a in depth comparison, here is a short summary of how the TS10 scores vs the K-x in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Photography Glossary
	
	

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS10 over the Pentax K-x

 TS10 K-x 

Reasons to pick Pentax K-x over the Panasonic TS10

 K-x TS10 
Manual focus Very precise focus

Common features in the Panasonic TS10 and Pentax K-x

 TS10 K-x 
IntroducedJanuary 2010December 2009Similar age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic TS10 has got exterior dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") along with a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs) whilst the Pentax K-x has dimensions of 123mm x 92mm x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7") having a weight of 580 grams (1.28 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is a front view size comparison of the TS10 vs the K-x.

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TS10 and K-x is 93 and 69 respectively.

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very hard to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes merely by looking at specifications. The pic here will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the TS10 and K-x.

To sum up, the two cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The TS10 having a tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field trickier and the Panasonic TS10 will resolve more detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures a bit more aggressively.

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic TS10
Portrait photography with Pentax K-x
28
MP count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
63
you can focus manually
sensor size is good (APS-C)
features face detection focus
saves RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS10 as a Street photography camera
Pentax K-x as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
67
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
screen does not articulate
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Sports photography highlights
Pentax K-x Sports photography highlights
39
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
environment sealing
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
61
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
great battery (1,900 shots)
comes with phase detect auto focus
low fps (5.0 fps)
low megapixels (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Travel photography information
Pentax K-x Travel photography information
61
environment sealing
MP count good (14MP)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
54
great battery (1,900 shots)
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic TS10
Landscape photography with Pentax K-x
36
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
environment sealing
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
61
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
great battery (1,900 shots)
small screen (2.7 inch)
low megapixels (12MP)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS10 as a Vlogging camera
Pentax K-x as a Vlogging camera
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic socket
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detection focus
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone socket
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Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K-x Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS10 and Pentax K-x
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10Pentax K-x
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Pentax
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 Pentax K-x
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-FT10 -
Class Waterproof Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2010-01-21 2009-12-23
Physical type Compact Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine IV Prime
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4288 x 2848
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max boosted ISO - 12800
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Pentax KAF2
Lens focal range 35-140mm (4.0x) -
Max aperture f/3.5-5.6 -
Macro focus range 10cm -
Number of lenses - 151
Focal length multiplier 5.9 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage - 96%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.57x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.90 m 16.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear curtain, Wireless
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 416 (24 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 188 grams (0.41 pounds) 580 grams (1.28 pounds)
Physical dimensions 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 123 x 92 x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 72
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.5
DXO Low light score not tested 811
Other
Battery life - 1900 shots
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC card
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $249 $600