Canon PowerShot D30 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Canon PowerShot D30
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4x). 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.

A lot longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a maximum focal length of 140mm, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera (40mm shorter).
20% bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 20x combined zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (16x).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15s. That's 11s longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4s). Read more

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

1% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (460,000 pixels).
Thinner Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is 27.5mm deep. That's 3.7mm thinner than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (31.2mm).
2% narrower Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is 109.4mm wide. That's 2.1mm narrower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (111.5mm).
Cheaper by £65
The Canon PowerShot D30 is £65 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
32 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
13 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (16MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 16.8MP more than the Canon PowerShot D30 (16.8MP).
15m higher maximum waterproof depth Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 15m waterproof digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a unknownm waterproof digital camera (15m lower). Read more

This is the maximum depth that the manufacturer recommends taking the camera underwater.

A higher the maximum underwater depth allow you to use the camera for scuba diving as well as snorkelling.

10°C lower maximum freezeproof temperature Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a -10°C maximum freezeproof temperature digital camera. That's 10°C lower than the Canon PowerShot D30 (-10°C).
3% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon PowerShot D30 (4.9).
1.9 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum aperture of 2, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera (1.9 larger).
12% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot D30 (25mm).
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (6,400).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 240fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 240fps higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (240fps).
55MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 55MB bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (55MB).
Shorter Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 65.9mm tall. That's 2.1mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot D30 (65.9mm).
Better selling
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 1498 by number of sales, however the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 53649.
A bit better user reviews
Based on 75 reviews, the average user review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 85%, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 83% (based on 112 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
33% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (16MP). 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.

3% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 4.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4.9).
1.9 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a minimum aperture of 3.9, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.9 smaller).
3mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (25mm).
3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (6,400).
Taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a height of 68mm. That's 2.1mm taller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (65.9mm).
Older by one year
The Canon PowerShot D30 is one year older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 53649 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 1498.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 85% (based on 75 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 1x smaller than the Canon PowerShot D30 (4x). 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.

A lot shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum focal length of 100mm, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (40mm longer).
Smaller combined zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 16x combined zoom digital camera. That's 4x smaller than the Canon PowerShot D30 (16x).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s shorter than the Canon PowerShot D30 (4s). Read more

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

1% lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot D30 (460,000 pixels).
3.7mm thicker Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 31.2mm deep digital camera. That's 3.7mm thicker than the Canon PowerShot D30 (31.2mm).
2% wider Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 111.5mm wide digital camera. That's 2.1mm wider than the Canon PowerShot D30 (111.5mm).
More expensive by £65
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is £65 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D30.
Less retailers
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only stocked by 17 sellers, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 49 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Awards

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Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 20 months Ago

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
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
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
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
4.8 4.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.9 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
140mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure
12/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
20x
BEST
16x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot 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
0.01m 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
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)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
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
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Tele Flash Range
1 - 3 0.2 - 3.1
Flash Range
0.3 - 3.5 0.2 - 7.9
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 240fps
Video Format
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 640x480@120fps
BEST
 640x480@120fps
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
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
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
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 10x
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 TruePic VII
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
218g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
68mm 65.9mm
BEST
Depth
27.5mm
BEST
31.2mm
Width
109.4mm
BEST
111.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 247g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH LI‑92B
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, Map Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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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