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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Canon PowerShot SX400 is vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Reasons For

5 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 number 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum aperture number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 720mm maximum focal length, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (615mm shorter).
Cheaper by £140
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is costs £140 less than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
6 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 21mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
230,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, 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.

One hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 85% (based on 75 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
13% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (21mm).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. 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.

Only 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 190.00, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is one month older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
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 85%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 88% (based on 76 reviews).
5 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 number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture number of 5.7, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 3.5 minimum aperture. That's 0.1 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (3.5).
6x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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).
£140 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is by £140.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Material
 Metal
 Metal
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.8
BEST
5.7
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 10/8

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.14 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.1m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.4m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Underwater
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ TruePic VII
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-11LH LI-50B
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
190 shots 300 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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