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Canon PowerShot SX510 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

Canon PowerShot SX510 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Canon PowerShot SX510
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
87% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 26x 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.

0.9 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.9 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4.9).
Hugely longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX510 is 720mm maximum focal length, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera (620mm shorter).
5% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm. That's 1mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (25mm).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX510 is 461,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (460,000 pixels).
Cheaper by $155
The Canon PowerShot SX510 costs $154.79 less than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
3 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 SX510 (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 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 larger).
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
33% lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 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.

1.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a minimum aperture number of 3.4, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.4 smaller).
Less retailers
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is stocked by 14 stores. 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.
Older by over one year
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is 17 months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
6 Reasons Against
26x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 26x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX510 (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.

0.9 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.9 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX510 (4.9).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only 100mm maximum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera (620mm longer).
Longer 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 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX510 (25mm).
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 SX510 (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by $155
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is $154.79 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX510.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
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
 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
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
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
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.8
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
120x
BEST
16x
Aspheric Element
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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)
BEST
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
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 3 0.2 - 3.1
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 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
30fps 240fps
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Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 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
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
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

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
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 1
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Underwater
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
349g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
80.2mm 65.9mm
Depth
69.5mm 31.2mm
Width
104mm 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)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH LI‑92B
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
250 shots 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
ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, 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
 Batteries included
 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
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
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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