• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX400 IS advantages over Olympus TG-860

  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • 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

Olympus TG-860 advantages over Canon SX400 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 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    224g vs 313g
    Lighter weight
  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Canon SX500

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX500
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
Olympus TG-860
Canon SX500
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX510 HS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-860
Canon SX510 HS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Canon SX400 IS
Olympus TG-850
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $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 SX400 IS
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle lens
  • $243
  • 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
  • $243
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Canon SX400 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
Olympus TG-860
Canon SX410 IS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
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