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Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 front
 
Pentax K200D front
Portability
61
Imaging
50
Features
41
Overall
46

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D 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
  • Announced January 2010
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FT10
Pentax K200D
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 690g - 134 x 95 x 74mm
  • Announced September 2008
  • Older Model is Pentax K100D S
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Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Panasonic TS10 versus Pentax K200D, one being a Waterproof and the latter is a Entry-Level DSLR by companies Panasonic and Pentax. There exists a huge gap among the sensor resolutions of the TS10 (14MP) and K200D (10MP) and the TS10 (1/2.3") and K200D (APS-C) use totally different sensor measurements.

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The TS10 was introduced 17 months later than the K200D which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. The two cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic TS10 being a Compact camera and the Pentax K200D being a Compact SLR camera.

Before delving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief summary of how the TS10 grades vs the K200D when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS10 over the Pentax K200D

 TS10 K200D 
AnnouncedJanuary 2010September 2008Fresher by 17 months

Reasons to pick Pentax K200D over the Panasonic TS10

 K200D TS10 
Manual focus More precise focus

Common features in the Panasonic TS10 and Pentax K200D

 TS10 K200D 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen measurements
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic TS10 has got external dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs) while the Pentax K200D has proportions of 134mm x 95mm x 74mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.9") having a weight of 690 grams (1.52 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have attached at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the TS10 vs the K200D.

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TS10 and K200D is 93 and 61 respectively.

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to see the contrast in sensor sizing merely by going through technical specs. The graphic underneath will offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TS10 and K200D.

As you have seen, both of those cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The TS10 using its smaller sensor will make getting shallower depth of field harder and the Panasonic TS10 will provide greater detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The fresher TS10 will have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Portrait photography details
Pentax K200D Portrait photography details
28
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
54
focusing manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS10 as a Street photography camera
Pentax K200D as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
60
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
no moving screen
more heavy than competition in class (690g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Sports photography features
Pentax K200D Sports photography features
39
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
slow frames per second (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
53
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect AF
no liveview
slow frames per second (3.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Travel photography info
Pentax K200D Travel photography info
61
weather proofing
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
47
weather proofing
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (690 grams)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Landscape photography advice
Pentax K200D Landscape photography advice
36
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
56
focusing manually
switch lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
tiny screen (2.7")
no liveview
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS10 Vlogging info
Pentax K200D Vlogging info
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone support
9
no video
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Panasonic TS10 vs Pentax K200D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS10 and Pentax K200D
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10Pentax K200D
General Information
Company Panasonic Pentax
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 Pentax K200D
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-FT10 -
Type Waterproof Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2010-01-21 2008-09-01
Body design Compact Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine IV -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 3872 x 2592
Max native ISO 6400 1600
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Pentax KAF2
Lens zoom range 35-140mm (4.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.6 -
Macro focusing distance 10cm -
Number of lenses - 151
Crop factor 5.9 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage - 96%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 2.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.90 m 13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/180 secs
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) -
Max video resolution 1280x720 None
Video data format Motion JPEG -
Microphone 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 188 grams (0.41 lb) 690 grams (1.52 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 134 x 95 x 74mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 64
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.4
DXO Low light rating not tested 561
Other
Battery ID - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $249 $600