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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
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
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
        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
        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

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $309

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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
        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
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $199

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

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

        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
        Canon PowerShot D10

        Canon PowerShot D10

        Waterproof

        $480

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

        Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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