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
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x56x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g
 

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
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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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"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$209.98 vs $530.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $320 cheaper (2.5x 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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS:610k dots
DSC-TX20:921k dots
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS:99x63x25 mm
DSC-TX20:96x56x18 mm
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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $397

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Waterproof

$250

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$241

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 - $347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$274

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$290

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Waterproof

Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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 Cybershot DSC-TX100V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Compact

$80

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Waterproof

$215 - $265

Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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