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Olympus TG-820

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

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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Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $189.99 vs $219.98
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The best price we've seen is $30 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 DSC-TX200V

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
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 DSC-TX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 96x58x16 mm vs 96x63x23 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,030k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
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
Thickness Thinner 0.6" vs 0.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 129 g vs 155 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              TG-820:1,030k dots
              DSC-TX200V:1,229k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              TG-820:6,400 ISO
              DSC-TX200V:12,800 ISO
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-820:4s
              DSC-TX200V:2s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-820:f/3.9
              DSC-TX200V:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-820:96x63x23 mm
              DSC-TX200V:96x58x16 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-820:0.9"
              DSC-TX200V:0.6"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-820:155 g
              DSC-TX200V:129 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $309 - $327

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Has a significantly 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

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $377

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $125

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $148

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $242 - $334

              Screen size Larger screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Olympus TG-820 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              discussion

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              me (5:51 PM, June 25, 2012)
              I would pick the Sony too