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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
45x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an optical zoom of 50x, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (45x smaller). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (3.5).
92% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm. That's 1,095mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (105mm).
1,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Two more awards
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has 3 awards, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 1 award.
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 939 reviews, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average rating of 88% (based on 76 reviews).
5 Reasons For
15% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 21mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

87% lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 194g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (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.

Ninety more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 300.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS only takes 210.00 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 better
Based on 1 review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average expert review score of 80%, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an average rating of 75% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

47% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 418g digital camera. That's 194g heavier than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (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.

Ninety less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however 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.

One year older
The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 by one year.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 80% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
45x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 50x optical zoom digital camera (45x 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.

0.8 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 5.7 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 0.1 larger than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (3.5).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only 105mm maximum focal length. That's 1,095mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (105mm).
1,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution, but the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
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Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has received 1 award, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has received 3 awards.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's average user rating is 88%, however the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS's is 91% (based on 939 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Easy to Use
vido.com.ua: Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2304 x 1728
 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
 2304 x 1728
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
50x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.7
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,200mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 215 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 10/8
Combined Zoom
200x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking 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
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
1.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.05m 0.1m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.3m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 80
 125
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 25
 Auto
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 80
 125
 160
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 0.1 - 2.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.12 - 4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 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
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
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
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
418g 224g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 64.1mm
Depth
91.9mm 27.6mm
Width
120mm 112.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
442g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH LI-50B
Battery Capacity
1,060mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data Viewer 3
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
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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