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

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

89

Olympus TG-820 iHS

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (96×58×16 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (96×63×23 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-TX200V or Olympus TG-820

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.95 vs $345.99
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The best price we've seen is $96 cheaper (around 30% less)
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 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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
96×58×16 mm vs 96×63×23 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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)
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 2 f-stops better
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 1,030k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
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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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
              DSC-TX200V1,229k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-82096×63×23 mm
              DSC-TX200V96×58×16 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TG-8201080p @ 30fps
              DSC-TX200V1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8200.9"
              DSC-TX200V0.6"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-820155 g
              DSC-TX200V129 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-8204s
              DSC-TX200V2s
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-820f/3.9
              DSC-TX200Vf/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              TG-8203"
              DSC-TX200V3.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG-82028 mm
              DSC-TX200V26 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $489

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

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $209

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon AW130

              Nikon AW130

              Waterproof

              $249 - $297

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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

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