• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 625.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX620 HS advantages over Olympus TG-5

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    625 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    182g vs 250g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-5 advantages over Canon SX620 HS

  • 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 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    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/3.2
    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 GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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 Panasonic ZS30

Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
Olympus TG-5
Panasonic ZS30
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Canon SX620 HS
Panasonic ZS25
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $470
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus TG-5
Panasonic ZS25
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
  • $470
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S7000

Canon SX620 HS
Nikon S7000
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-5
Nikon S7000
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Waterproof
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Canon SX620 HS
Olympus TG-4
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-4
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus TG-6

Canon SX620 HS
Olympus TG-6
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $466
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Focus peaking
Olympus TG-5
Olympus TG-6
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $466
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
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