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
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
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 Cheaper $239.95 vs $299.95
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $129 - $300

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $218 - $380

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $219

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              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
              Size Is significantly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229 - $299

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $200

              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

              $329 - $565

              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

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Significantly 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
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $410

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $180

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Significantly lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster

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