• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 114.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus 1050SW advantages over Canon 140 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.68 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)

Canon 140 IS advantages over Olympus 1050SW

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 114 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    10 years vs 16 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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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The Competition

Compared to Olympus 1030 SW

Olympus 1050SW
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 140 IS
Olympus 1030 SW
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus Tough-6000

Olympus 1050SW
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Wider angle lens
Canon 140 IS
Olympus Tough-6000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony DSC-TX7

Olympus 1050SW
Sony DSC-TX7
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $348
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
Canon 140 IS
Sony DSC-TX7
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $348
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Olympus 1050SW
Canon 130 IS
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 140 IS
Canon 130 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon 180

Olympus 1050SW
Canon 180
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Canon 140 IS
Canon 180
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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