Sony Cybershot TX10 vs Olympus TG-820

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Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

80

Olympus TG-820 iHS

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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 2 f-stops 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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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
96×56×18 mm vs 96×63×23 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$224.92 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 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-82096×63×23 mm
              TX1096×56×18 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8200.9"
              TX100.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-820155 g
              TX10133 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-8204s
              TX102s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-820f/3.9
              TX10f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-8205x
              TX104x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $200

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $325

              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

              $390

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $146 - $229

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $230

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $510

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $241

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Ricoh WG-30

              Ricoh WG-30

              Waterproof

              $150 - $175

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $466

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

              Ultra compact

              $185

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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