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Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
 
Pentax Optio E70 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Key Specs

Panasonic TS6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Introduced January 2015
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Replaced the Panasonic TS5
Pentax E70
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 175g - 94 x 61 x 26mm
  • Released January 2009
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Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Panasonic TS6 and Pentax E70, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by manufacturers Panasonic and Pentax. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the TS6 (16MP) and E70 (10MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TS6 was announced 6 years after the E70 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a in depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the TS6 matches up against the E70 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Pentax E70

 TS6 E70 
ReleasedJanuary 2015January 2009More modern by 74 months
Display dimensions3"2.4"Larger display (+0.6")
Display resolution460k112kCrisper display (+348k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax E70 over the Panasonic TS6

 E70 TS6 

Common features in the Panasonic TS6 and Pentax E70

 TS6 E70 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic TS6 has got outside measurements of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) whilst the Pentax E70 has dimensions of 94mm x 61mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.0") having a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the TS6 versus the E70.

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TS6 and E70 is 91 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to picture the contrast in sensor sizes simply by researching technical specs. The image underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the TS6 and E70.

As you have seen, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You should expect to see the Panasonic TS6 to render more detail with its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more recent TS6 provides an edge in sensor innovation.

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic TS6
Portrait photography with Pentax E70
37
good MP (16MP)
provides face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
19
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Street photography information
Pentax E70 Street photography information
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
47
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS6 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax E70 as a Sports photography camera
48
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
good battery power (370 CIPA)
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
16
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Travel photography highlights
Pentax E70 Travel photography highlights
73
good battery power (370 CIPA)
weather proofing
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
50
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
low resolution sensor (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography factors
Pentax E70 Landscape photography factors
52
decently wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
good battery power (370 shots)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
22
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.4 inches)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic TS6
Vlogging with Pentax E70
33
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone socket
22
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic jack
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Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax E70 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS6 and Pentax E70
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6Pentax Optio E70
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Pentax
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Pentax Optio E70
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FT6 -
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2015-01-06 2009-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 23 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-128mm (4.6x) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 2.4 inches
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 112 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.60 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 214 gr (0.47 pounds) 175 gr (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 94 x 61 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 370 pictures -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID - 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Price at release $300 $140