Canon PowerShot S120 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850

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Canon PowerShot S120
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
95% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (3.5).
13% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 15mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (105mm).
246s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 250s, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (246s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 is a 217g digital camera. That's 1g lighter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (218g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5.1mm shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a height of 59mm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 64.1mm tall digital camera (5.1mm taller).
A little narrower Edit
Canon PowerShot S120 is 100.2mm wide, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 109.9mm wide digital camera (9.7mm wider).
Nine more awards
The Canon PowerShot S120 has 10 awards, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has 1 award.
8 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a minimum focal length of 21mm, but the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
Moderately thinner Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a depth of 27.6mm, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 29mm deep digital camera (1.4mm thicker).
Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 only takes 230.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£22 cheaper
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 costs £157.99, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is £179.99.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average rating of 81% (based on 47 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
Based on 39 reviews, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Canon PowerShot S120 has an average rating of 87% (based on 183 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
1.4mm thicker Edit
Canon PowerShot S120 is 29mm deep, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 27.6mm deep digital camera (1.4mm thinner).
Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot S120 takes 230.00 shots per battery charge, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£22 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot S120 is more expensive than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 by £22.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Canon PowerShot S120, but 4 shops sell the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Three months older
The Canon PowerShot S120 is older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 by three months.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot S120 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is 90% (based on 1 review).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot S120 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is 89% (based on 39 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 larger than the Canon PowerShot S120 (3.5).
15mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 15mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot S120 (105mm).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 250s maximum shutter speed digital camera (246s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 does not have a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 does.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels higher).
1% heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 218g digital camera. That's 1g heavier than the Canon PowerShot S120 (218g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly taller Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is a 64.1mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 59mm tall digital camera (5.1mm shorter).
9.7mm wider Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has a width of 109.9mm, however the Canon PowerShot S120 is a 100.2mm wide digital camera (9.7mm narrower).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 has received 1 award, the Canon PowerShot S120 has received 10 awards.

Awards

10 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freeze Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dust Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust resistant case
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 5.7
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
120mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5.2 - 26 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Structure
7/6 10/8
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.03m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.3 0.1 - 2.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.12 - 4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 37MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 iSAPS Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
217g
BEST
218g
Height
59mm
BEST
64.1mm
Depth
29mm 27.6mm
BEST
Width
100.2mm
BEST
109.9mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 218g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH LI‑50B
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 300 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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