We throw two of the best rugged point-and-shoot cameras into the Prizefight ring to see which one survives. It's Panasonic's
TS4 versus the Olympus TG-1. Let's get it on!
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-- -- What's up price -- fans I'm Brian Tong we have a big time battle between two of the most rugged digital cameras on the planet. If your extreme. This is the prize fight for you is a picture perfect punch out. Between the Panasonic TS or -- -- Olympus TG one our judges for this fight are senior editor Lori Grunin and senior editor Josh Goldman. Double take both judges' scores and -- about the nearest tenth the final prize by score in -- in the same system. Let's keep -- -- first round is design interface. -- -- -- 899 dollar ways you -- overseas but who cares when they're waterproof up to forty feet deep. Shock -- from six and a half feet high and freeze proof down to negative ten -- -- in these cameras are rugged. Now the Panasonic TS four is the sleeker and more styles between the two come in four different colors but it's LCD screen is smaller and a disappointing lower rents. Plus if you're wearing gloves while using these specific cameras it's harder to -- that yes -- -- especially navigation pad. You also have to go in and out of different screens and change the settings and is just not as simple and navigate. They'll look this TG one is bigger its bigger it only comes in gun metal black but it has a better grip. A bigger and higher -- screen as navigation is better organized with its -- wheel that clicks into place and it's -- -- -- between -- -- -- settings -- the fly without jumping into another screen. Share its design is child here but this camera is crush proof up to 240 -- TS four can't claim that so it will survive even if the big girl sits on. You live fifteen people and takes the first round with a four point five and the Panasonic TS -- gets a three next round is features. Both rugged cameras have built in GPS to log your photo locations Panasonic's T -- four. Indicator light on the top and on the Olympus it will show you on the screen. The TS or chapters ABC HD an MP four video at 1080. And a three militants that takes multiple shots -- -- relays them to play on three TVs computers or brains. Overall the features package is pretty standard here. Now it also has removable battery that requires you to use a -- -- so you'll need to carry multiple batteries if -- on the go. Now the Olympus -- -- want to use a removable battery and it allows you -- your camera directly into any power sources using a USB cable that's a lot more personal. But its biggest feature is its bright F two aperture lens that's a fast once. And no rugged camera on the market comes close it takes 1080. And special effects as well plus and hasn't -- lite and macro mode and a bayonet mount for -- and -- The Olympus comes -- strong once again with another four point five and the Panasonic gets a free stuff I've -- -- around mile fifteen new one takes a strong lead. Next -- -- shooting performance. Check out the numbers here people and the cameras match up pretty evenly Panasonic has an edge when it comes on the first shot from start up. And it also has a faster shot to shot time but is still very close. Now the shutter speeds identical bright lighting conditions and -- of this -- one is just a hair better in dimmer lighting. Panasonic's sonic speed auto focus was slightly faster than the -- as well but using both camera's continuous shooting mode in our tests. Panasonic's CS four took a picture on average in every two point seven frames per second while -- -- -- -- you want to the picture every four point three frames per second. Now if you lower a look at his resolution to three megapixels and it can be sets up fifteen or even sixty frames per second. Both cameras are praying that connect overall we're calling this round a -- Bring down the final round that decides it all and its image quality. When it comes image quality these guys just won't -- you when they're focused on being rugged cameras. The pictures tend to look soft for over processed resulting in his quarterbacks ethernet ISO 100. Olympus is TG one photos are too cool and have more processing artifact on the Panasonic how to better white balance. And in a camera stands out here and in the final round we're giving them both three's. Let's average out all four rounds and it was a prize fight -- the Olympus charge card out of the gates and Panasonic and just couldn't make up the difference. And the Olympus -- one. Takes this prize fight for the 3.3 and is your. I'm Brian Tong thinks watching and thank our -- eBay and we'll catch you guys next time for another -- --