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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
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

              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

              $299 - $319

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly 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
              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 Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $131 - $180

              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $280

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $211

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $230 - $360

              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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              Olympus TG-820 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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