• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 150 IS advantages over Olympus TG-5

  • Less expensive
    $149 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    240 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    142g vs 250g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-5 advantages over Canon 150 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    15 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Higher-res screen
    154k vs 78k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S6500

Canon 150 IS
Nikon S6500
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus TG-5
Nikon S6500
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon 150 IS
Panasonic SZ3
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Longer exposure
Olympus TG-5
Panasonic SZ3
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Canon 150 IS
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-5
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Canon 150 IS
Olympus TG-4
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-4
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 190 IS

Canon 150 IS
Canon 190 IS
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Olympus TG-5
Canon 190 IS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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