Sony Cybershot TX10

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

Olympus TG-820

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TX10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
95x56x17 mm vs 96x63x23 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
133 g vs 155 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              TG-820:1,030k dots
              TX10:921k dots
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-820:0.9"
              TX10:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-820:4s
              TX10:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-820:f/3.9
              TX10:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-820:5x
              TX10:4x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-820:96x63x23 mm
              TX10:95x56x17 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              TG-820:Sensor shift
              TX10:Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              TG-820:220 shots
              TX10:250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG-820:28 mm
              TX10:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly 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 TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $257

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $205

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              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-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $160

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

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