Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x56x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Significantly smaller 96x56x18 mm vs 100x65x26 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-TX20's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 221 g
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Around 40% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-TX20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $224.98 vs $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              TG-810:920k dots
              DSC-TX20:921k dots
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810:f/3.9
              DSC-TX20:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-810:5x
              DSC-TX20:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-810:1"
              DSC-TX20:0.7"
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG-810:28 mm
              DSC-TX20:25 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              TG-810:720p @ 30fps
              DSC-TX20:1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $261 - $297

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $299 - $428

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $214

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $235 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $249 - $250

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $199 - $289

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $258 - $279

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $298

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $180

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $298 - $360

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

              appearance

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              Olympus Tough TG-810 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
              Olympus Tough TG-810 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              discussion

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