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Olympus TG-820

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x59x15 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX30

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-TX30's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 96x59x15 mm vs 96x63x23 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,030k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.6" vs 0.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 140 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        TG-820:1,030k dots
        DSC-TX30:1,229k dots
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Thickness Thin Help
        TG-820:0.9"
        DSC-TX30:0.6"
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        TG-820:f/3.9
        DSC-TX30:f/3.5
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        TG-820:96x63x23 mm
        DSC-TX30:96x59x15 mm
        Screen size Larger than average screens Help
        TG-820:3.0"
        DSC-TX30:3.3"
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        TG-820:Sensor shift
        DSC-TX30:Lens
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        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
        TG-820:28 mm
        DSC-TX30:26 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $223

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349 - $449

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $207

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $249 - $269

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $129 - $169

        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $309

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus TG-620

        Olympus TG-620

        Waterproof

        $220

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $441

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Weight Slightly heavier

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $340

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price More expensive
        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $278 - $298

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

        Ultra compact

        $266

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Waterproof Not waterproof

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