Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot D20 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon D20

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.99 vs $399.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $229 cheaper (2.3x less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG-1 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 112x71x28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
300 shots vs 280 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
221 g vs 228 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
D20:228 g
TG-1 iHS:221 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
D20:5x
TG-1 iHS:4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
D20:Lens
TG-1 iHS:Digital, Sensor shift
Thickness Thin Help
D20:1.1"
TG-1 iHS:1"
Common Weaknesses
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
D20:28 mm
TG-1 iHS:25 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$275

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $399

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Size Is slightly larger
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$280

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$236 - $307

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$299 - $329

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$100 - $169

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10

Waterproof

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Weight Lighter
Size Much larger
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Waterproof

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

appearance

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