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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x25 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift, Digital
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Less risk of blur
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $229.00 vs $489.95
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The best price we've seen is $261 cheaper (2.1x 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
Weight Slightly lighter 221 g vs 228 g
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 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
Weight Heavy Help
D20:228 g
TG-1 iHS:221 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Zoom Poor zoom Help
D20:5x
TG-1 iHS:4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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:Sensor shift, Digital
Thickness Thin Help
D20:1.1"
TG-1 iHS:1"
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

$339

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$250

Weight Is slightly lighter
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
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

$199

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly lighter
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$289 - $340

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Size Is slightly larger
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10

Waterproof

$480

Weight Is slightly lighter
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$299 - $330

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Lowest price More expensive
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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