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Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
 
Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS 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
  • Released January 2015
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Superseded the Panasonic TS5
Pentax WG-1 GPS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 167g - 116 x 59 x 29mm
  • Launched August 2011
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Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS, both Waterproof digital cameras by rivals Panasonic and Pentax. The image resolution of the TS6 (16MP) and the WG-1 GPS (14MP) is fairly well matched and they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The TS6 was released 3 years after the WG-1 GPS which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the TS6 scores versus the WG-1 GPS in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Pentax WG-1 GPS

 TS6 WG-1 GPS 
LaunchedJanuary 2015August 2011Newer by 42 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Pentax WG-1 GPS over the Panasonic TS6

 WG-1 GPS TS6 
Focus manually More accurate focusing

Common features in the Panasonic TS6 and Pentax WG-1 GPS

 TS6 WG-1 GPS 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic TS6 has got outer measurements of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) whilst the Pentax WG-1 GPS has dimensions of 116mm x 59mm x 29mm (4.6" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Compare the Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you use during that time. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the TS6 against the WG-1 GPS.

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the TS6 and WG-1 GPS is 91 and 93 respectively.

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to picture the difference between sensor dimensions only by checking specifications. The image underneath may offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the TS6 and WG-1 GPS.

Plainly, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should anticipate the Panasonic TS6 to give more detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The fresher TS6 provides an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Portrait photography features
Pentax WG-1 GPS Portrait photography features
37
good MP (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
35
focusing manually
MP count good (14MP)
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS6 as a Street photography camera
Pentax WG-1 GPS as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
54
weather sealing
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS6 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax WG-1 GPS as a Sports photography camera
48
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery (370 per charge)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
37
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has tracking focus
weather sealing
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Travel photography highlights
Pentax WG-1 GPS Travel photography highlights
73
better than average battery (370 CIPA)
weather sealing
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
71
weather sealing
MP count good (14MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
does not contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography highlights
Pentax WG-1 GPS Landscape photography highlights
52
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
better than average battery (370 shots)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
42
focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
MP count good (14MP)
weather sealing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS6 Vlogging info
Pentax WG-1 GPS Vlogging info
33
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no microphone support
25
fairly wide (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone port
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Panasonic TS6 vs Pentax WG-1 GPS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS6 and Pentax WG-1 GPS
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
General Information
Make Panasonic Pentax
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
Alternate name Lumix DMC-FT6 -
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2015-01-06 2011-08-16
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
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)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT color LCD with Anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m 3.90 m
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
Auto exposure 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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 214 gr (0.47 lbs) 167 gr (0.37 lbs)
Dimensions 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 116 x 59 x 29mm (4.6" x 2.3" 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 370 photographs 260 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $300 $350