Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot D20 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

Canon PowerShot D20

Winner
Canon PowerShot D20

68

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

60

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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 200 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.99 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $159 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1/4s
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60x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 8010

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Size
Significantly smaller
95x62x22 mm vs 112x71x28 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
215 g vs 228 g
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Around 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D20:228 g
              Tough 8010:215 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              D20:Lens
              Tough 8010:Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              D20:1.1"
              Tough 8010:0.9"
              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 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $241 - $314

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $241

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $282

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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