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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot SX720 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
40x vs 5x
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64x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
21 mm vs 24 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Stylus Tough TG-870's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 5.9 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
221 g vs 270 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              PowerShot SX720 HS24 mm
              Stylus Tough TG-87021 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              PowerShot SX720 HS1.4"
              Stylus Tough TG-8701.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX720 HS5.9 fps
              Stylus Tough TG-8707 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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