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

8 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.

A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (460,000 pixels).
Cheaper by £84
The Canon PowerShot D30 is £84.01 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
23 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.
7 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.

1.9 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera (1.9 larger).
12% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 3mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot D30 (25mm).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (6,400).
Better selling
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 3111 by number of sales, however the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 41443.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 80%, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 70% (based on 29 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
Based on 76 reviews, the average user review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 84%, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 83% (based on 112 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 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.

1.9 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.9 smaller).
3mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 ISO sensitivity (max) 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).
Older by over one year
The Canon PowerShot D30 is 17 months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 41443 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 3111.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 80% (based on 1 review).
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 84% (based on 76 reviews).
8 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.

A lot shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 100mm maximum focal length, 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 slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot D30 (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by £84
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is £84.01 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D30.
Less retailers
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only stocked by 6 shops, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 29 shops. 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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Date Released

26 months Ago 8 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour of Product
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
25m
BEST
15m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
 Shock resistant
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
1 1
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.9 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
140mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 25 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
20x
BEST
16x
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
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
0.01m 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
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)

Shutter

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

Flash

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

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 240fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
BEST
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
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
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 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
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 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
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 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
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
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 w/ iSAPS TruePic VII
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
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)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH LI‑92B
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 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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