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Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 front
Portability
91
Imaging
33
Features
25
Overall
29

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Key Specs

Panasonic TS6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Launched January 2015
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Old Model is Panasonic TS5
Panasonic ZS1
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-4.9) lens
  • 229g - 103 x 60 x 33mm
  • Introduced May 2009
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-TZ6
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Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Overview

Below is a in-depth analysis of the Panasonic TS6 and Panasonic ZS1, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are built by Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the TS6 (16MP) and ZS1 (10MP) and the TS6 (1/2.3") and ZS1 (1/2.5") posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The TS6 was released 5 years later than the ZS1 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a short overview of how the TS6 matches up vs the ZS1 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Panasonic ZS1

 TS6 ZS1 
IntroducedJanuary 2015May 2009More recent by 69 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS1 over the Panasonic TS6

 ZS1 TS6 

Common features in the Panasonic TS6 and Panasonic ZS1

 TS6 ZS1 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic TS6 has outer measurements of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) while the Panasonic ZS1 has specifications of 103mm x 60mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 229 grams (0.50 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the TS6 versus the ZS1.

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TS6 and ZS1 is 91 and 91 respectively.

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to see the difference in sensor measurements purely by checking out a spec sheet. The photograph here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the TS6 and ZS1.

Clearly, both cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The TS6 because of its larger sensor will make achieving bokeh simpler and the Panasonic TS6 will provide more detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The newer TS6 is going to have an edge in sensor tech.

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic ZS1 Portrait photography advice
37
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
no manual focus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
25
has face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Street photography details
Panasonic ZS1 Street photography details
62
image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (229g)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic ZS1 Sports photography highlights
48
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
includes tracking focus
environment proofing
good battery power (370 CIPA)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
24
image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Travel photography advice
Panasonic ZS1 Travel photography advice
73
good battery power (370 shots)
environment proofing
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
63
lighter than competition in class (229 grams)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
long zoom (300mm)
no Time Lapse mode
low MP (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic ZS1 Landscape photography factors
52
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
environment proofing
good battery power (370 CIPA)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
31
decently wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.5")
no RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Vlogging advice
Panasonic ZS1 Vlogging advice
33
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
lack of microphone port
31
decently wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (229g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic support
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Panasonic TS6 vs Panasonic ZS1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS6 and Panasonic ZS1
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-FT6 Lumix DMC-TZ6
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2015-01-06 2009-05-14
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.5"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 24.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 23 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-128mm (4.6x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-4.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 6.3
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.60 m 5.30 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 214 grams (0.47 lbs) 229 grams (0.50 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 103 x 60 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.4" 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 370 shots -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $300 $0