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Olympus TG-820

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $220.00 vs $258.00
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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
              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"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-820:4s
              TX10:2s
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-820:155 g
              TX10:133 g
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG-820:28 mm
              TX10:25 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TG-820:1080p @ 30fps
              TX10:1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $261 - $297

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $148 - $150

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $249 - $450

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $299 - $428

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $225

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $259 - $270

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $328 - $540

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $209 - $300

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger

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