Olympus TG-820 vs Canon PowerShot D20

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Canon PowerShot D20

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (96×63×23 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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

Items often bought with the Olympus TG-820 or Canon D20

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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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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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Size
Significantly smaller
96×63×23 mm vs 112×71×28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
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 2 f-stops 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.95 vs $318.99
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

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
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D201080p @ 24fps
              TG-8201080p @ 30fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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-8200.9"
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $330 - $379

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Size Much smaller
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $190

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $110

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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