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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds
 
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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
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
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              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 AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $347

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $269

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $880

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $149

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $219

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

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

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

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279 - $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

              $210

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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