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Canon PowerShot D30 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

Canon PowerShot D30 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Canon PowerShot D30
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot higher waterproof up to Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is 25m waterproof, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 15m waterproof digital camera (10m 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.

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.

Cheaper by £119
The Canon PowerShot D30 is £119.01 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
18 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.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 5900 by number of sales, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 10619.
4 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 459,988 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (460,000 pixels).
Much better expert reviews
Based on 3 reviews, the average expert review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 85%, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 69% (based on 30 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 92 reviews, the average user review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 86%, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 80% (based on 163 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
33% lower megapixel 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.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 12 pixels. That's 459,988 pixels lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (460,000 pixels).
Older by five months
The Canon PowerShot D30 is five months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is only 69%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 85% (based on 3 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 86% (based on 92 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Significantly lower waterproof up to Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 15m waterproof digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 25m waterproof digital camera (10m higher). 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.

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.

More expensive by £119
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is £119.01 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D30.
Less retailers
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only stocked by 9 stores, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 27 retailers. 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.
Less popular
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 10619 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 5900.

Awards

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Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
25m
BEST
15m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.9
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
28 - 140mm 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10 groups / 12 elements 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
1-50cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 800
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 800
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Spot
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - 3.1
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 m - 3.5 m ( wide lens ) 1 m - 3 m ( tele lens ) 0.2 - 7.9

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 240fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution (numeric)
12 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 1
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data LI‑92B
Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 °C Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Metering
Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Software CD
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Accessories Included
 Accessories included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
1.9fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Shooting Programs
Portrait mode, slow shutter, fireworks, low light, panorama assist, Underwater, underwater macro, snow, handheld night shot, smart shutter, movie digest Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Display Brightness Control
 Display brightness control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
RGB primary colour filter, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, saturation control, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, Scene Detection Technology, digital Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Operation Mode
Mono Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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