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Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
33
Overall
34
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 front
 
Pentax Optio I-10 front
Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Key Specs

Panasonic TS4
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 197g - 103 x 64 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2012
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT4
  • Replaced the Panasonic TS3
  • Replacement is Panasonic TS5
Pentax I-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 65 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2010
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Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Overview

Below is a detailed comparison of the Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10, one being a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Panasonic and Pentax. The resolution of the TS4 (12MP) and the I-10 (12MP) is pretty comparable and they possess the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TS4 was announced 2 years later than the I-10 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a in depth comparison, below is a short overview of how the TS4 scores vs the I-10 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS4 over the Pentax I-10

 TS4 I-10 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2010More recent by 25 months

Reasons to pick Pentax I-10 over the Panasonic TS4

 I-10 TS4 
Manual focus Very precise focus

Common features in the Panasonic TS4 and Pentax I-10

 TS4 I-10 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen size
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and proportions. The Panasonic TS4 has got outside measurements of 103mm x 64mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 197 grams (0.43 lbs) and the Pentax I-10 has measurements of 101mm x 65mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1") with a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are using at that moment. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the TS4 vs the I-10.

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the TS4 and I-10 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to imagine the difference in sensor measurements just by seeing specs. The visual underneath may give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the TS4 and I-10.

All in all, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of files but you should really consider the production date of the cameras into account. The newer TS4 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS4 Portrait photography details
Pentax I-10 Portrait photography details
21
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
27
manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic TS4
Street photography with Pentax I-10
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic TS4
Sports photography with Pentax I-10
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proof
better than average battery life (310 shots)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
max fps low (4.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
31
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic TS4
Travel photography with Pentax I-10
66
better than average battery life (310 per charge)
environment proof
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
57
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic TS4 Landscape photography features
Pentax I-10 Landscape photography features
41
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
better than average battery life (310 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
36
manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS4 Vlogging info
Pentax I-10 Vlogging info
32
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing external microphone port
28
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic support
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Panasonic TS4 vs Pentax I-10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS4 and Pentax I-10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4Pentax Optio I-10
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Pentax
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Pentax Optio I-10
Also called Lumix DMC-FT4 -
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-01-31 2010-01-25
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine FHD Prime
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-128mm (4.6x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus range 5cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1300s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 4.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.60 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 197 grams (0.43 pounds) 153 grams (0.34 pounds)
Dimensions 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1") 101 x 65 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 310 photographs -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at release $399 $310