• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 33.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD780 IS advantages over Olympus TG-860

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    132g vs 224g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Olympus TG-860 advantages over Canon SD780 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 300 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 33 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 Sony W180

Canon SD780 IS
Sony W180
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $155
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-860
Sony W180
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $155
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S4000

Canon SD780 IS
Nikon S4000
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Olympus TG-860
Nikon S4000
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Pentax RS1000

Canon SD780 IS
Pentax RS1000
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Olympus TG-860
Pentax RS1000
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Canon SD780 IS
Olympus TG-850
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-850
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Canon SD780 IS
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-860
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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