Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot D20 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Canon PowerShot D20 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot D20.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810.

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Advantages of the Canon D20

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D20's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
100×65×26 mm vs 112×71×28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.00 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D20228 g
              TG-810221 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D203,200 ISO
              TG-8101,600 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Thickness Thin Help
              D201.1"
              TG-8101"
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $300

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $289 - $299

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $209

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $327

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $156

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $188 - $198

              Size Much smaller
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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