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

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Canon PowerShot D20

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Canon PowerShot D20

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot D20. Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon D20

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$299.99 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $280 cheaper (around 50% 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 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)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Battery life
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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
D201080p @ 24fps
TG-1 iHS1080p @ 30fps
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D20$299.99
TG-1 iHS$579.95
Weight Heavy Help
D20228 g
TG-1 iHS221 g
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
D205x
TG-1 iHS4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Thickness Thin Help
D201.1"
TG-1 iHS1"
Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$372

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$280

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$270

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly larger
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $229

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
Nikon Coolpix AW130

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Compact

$297

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Waterproof Is not waterproof
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$299

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$249 - $330

Size Smaller
Battery life Longer battery life
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$241 - $328

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$379

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Size Significantly larger
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$249

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Much cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,681 with 14-150mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$260

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

appearance

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discussion

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