Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

vs

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x56x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the TG-1 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
Help
OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
Help
The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
Help
20% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
96x56x18 mm vs 99x63x25 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 610k dots
Help
More than 50% higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
Help
Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Significantly lighter
133 g vs 221 g
Help
Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$209.98 vs $661.66
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The best price we've seen is $452 cheaper (3.2x less)
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Zoom Poor zoom Help
4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS:99x63x25 mm
DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS:610k dots
DSC-TX20:921k dots
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHS:Digital, Sensor shift
DSC-TX20:Lens
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
DSC-TX20:0.7"
Common Weaknesses
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
25 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$274

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$257

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $297

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$120 - $159

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$250

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$199 - $326

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$169 - $320

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

Sony Cybershot TX10

Waterproof

$245

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Waterproof

$260

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Ultra compact

$266

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$139 - $150

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger

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Olympus TG-1 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
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