• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 102.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX150 IS advantages over Olympus TG-320

  • More telephoto lens reach
    336 mm vs 102 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    0.8 fps vs 0.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 200 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus TG-320 advantages over Canon SX150 IS

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $250 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    155g vs 312g
    Lighter weight

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Optically-stabilized 12x zoom lens, large 3" LCD screen, full PASM exposure control, super-close macro shooting, 1280x720p HD video recording, low price.

  • Slow performance, poor battery life (good with NiMH rechargeables, though), no HDMI output to connect to HDTV.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-TS10

Canon SX150 IS
Panasonic DMC-TS10
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
Olympus TG-320
Panasonic DMC-TS10
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX130 IS

Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX130 IS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Olympus TG-320
Canon SX130 IS
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus TG-310

Canon SX150 IS
Olympus TG-310
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Olympus TG-320
Olympus TG-310
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX160

Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX160
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Olympus TG-320
Canon SX160
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon SX170

Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX170
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus TG-320
Canon SX170
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
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