Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Olympus TG-820

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-820 iHS. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10.

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
95x56x17 mm vs 96x63x23 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$239.99 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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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-8201,030k dots
              TX10921k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TG-8201080p @ 30fps
              TX101080p @ 60fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-82096x63x23 mm
              TX1095x56x17 mm
              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-8200.9"
              TX100.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-820155 g
              TX10133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-8204s
              TX102s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-8205x
              TX104x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-820f/3.9
              TX10f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              TG-820220 shots
              TX10250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $349

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $189

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $399

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $280

              GPS Has a GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

              Sony Cybershot T110

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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