Canon PowerShot SX400 is vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
84% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (5x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

2% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (5.7).
0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum aperture of 3.4, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a maximum focal length of 720mm, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (615mm shorter).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (125).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (4s). Read more

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

9% narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 104.4mm wide digital camera. That's 8.5mm narrower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (112.9mm).
Cheaper by £140
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is costs £140 less than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
10 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum focal length of 21mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
4,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 lower).
Full HD video Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 supports Full HD video, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

230,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
40% lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 89g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (224g). 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.

16mm shorter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 64.1mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is an 80.1mm tall digital camera (16mm taller).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a depth of 27.6mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 69.1mm deep digital camera (41.5mm thicker).
One hundred and ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only takes 190.00 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.

Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 expert review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average review score of 80%, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an average rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 76 user reviews, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average review score of 88%, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an average rating of 84% (based on 73 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
13% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (21mm).
3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 4,800 lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (6,400).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is does not support Full HD video, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 does. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (460,000 pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a weight of 313g, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera (89g lighter). 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.

Taller Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 80.1mm tall. That's 16mm taller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (64.1mm).
Thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 69.1mm deep digital camera. That's 41.5mm thicker than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (27.6mm).
Only 190.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 190.00, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 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.

Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's average expert score is only 69%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS's average user score is 84%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 88% (based on 76 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (25x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (3.5).
6x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 615mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (105mm).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

8.5mm wider Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a width of 112.9mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 104.4mm wide digital camera (8.5mm narrower).
£140 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is by £140.
Ten months older
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is by ten months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
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
30x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.8
BEST
5.7
Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
720mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Structure
13/10 10/8

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.14 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 125
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 125
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
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
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.4 - 3 0.1 - 2.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.12 - 4

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
10x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Underwater
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ TruePic VII
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g 224g
BEST
Height
80.1mm 64.1mm
BEST
Depth
69.1mm 27.6mm
BEST
Width
104.4mm
BEST
112.9mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-11LH LI-50B
Shot Per Battery Charge
190 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 Viewer 3
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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