Olympus TG-820

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Canon PowerShot D20

71

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
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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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D20:1080p @ 24fps
              TG-820:1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $332

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $257 - $297

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $215

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $382 - $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot D20.

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279

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

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $329

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $348 - $428

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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