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Olympus TG-820

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        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"
        TX10:0.7"
        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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        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
        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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

        Waterproof

        $209

        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        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

        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 Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $199 - $269

        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 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
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

        Ultra compact

        $540

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

        Compact

        $294

        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-TX7

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

        Compact

        $626

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

        Waterproof

        $287

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $509

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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