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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot D20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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 200 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1/4s
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60x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $229.00 vs $268.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Heavy Help
              D20:228 g
              Tough 8010:215 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $235 - $380

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $264

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $344 - $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $299

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot D20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $329 - $333

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $347

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $290

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly 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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $220

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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