Olympus TG-820

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Canon PowerShot D20

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Canon PowerShot D20

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 96x63x23 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life
Longer battery life
280 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$169.00 vs $238.30
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 30% less)
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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
96x63x23 mm vs 112x71x28 mm
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Around 40% 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-820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Significantly lighter
155 g vs 228 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              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-820:Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              D20:1.1"
              TG-820:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              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

              $120 - $159

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $199 - $427

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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