• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon S120 over Olympus TG-3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus TG-3 over Canon S120

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    380 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    10 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Canon S120
Olympus TG-1
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-1
  • $352
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus TG-2

Canon S120
Olympus TG-2
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-2
  • $352
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Canon S120
Olympus XZ-10
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus TG-3
Olympus XZ-10
  • $352
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Canon S120
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $352
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Canon S120
Olympus TG-4
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-4
  • $352
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
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