Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to provide a detailed evaluation and comparison of two different camera models that fall into the same category - Waterproof. Although these cameras are from the same category, they were introduced by different brands - Olympus and Canon. Models we are reviewing in this article have different types of sensors, Thus, Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 is equipped with a 13.0 MP CCD sensor. Canon PowerShot D20, on the contrary, features CMOS sensor with a resolution of 12.0 MP.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 and Canon PowerShot D20 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Key Features:
Canon PowerShot D20 Key Features:
|Sensor Resolution||13.0 MP vs 12.0 MP||7.7% more pixels|
|Continuous Shooting||5 fps vs No fps||5 fps faster|
|Flash Range||4 vs 3.5||0.5 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 vs 1/1600||Faster shutter speed|
|Weight||122 g vs 228 g||106 g lighter|
|Wireless Connectivity||Eye-Fi Connected vs No||Better connectivity|
|Gps||Built-in vs No||Has GPS|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2 vs 27.72 mm2||1.2% larger pixel area|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Size||3″ vs 2.7″||0.3" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||461k dots vs 230k dots||50.1% higher resolution screen|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720||Higher Resolution Video|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes | Yes||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots | 461k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type | Fixed Type||No flexible viewing angles|
|Viewfinder||No | No||No ViewFinder|
|Raw Support||No | No||Doesn's support RAW format|
|Sensor Resolution||13.0 MP | 12.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Timelapse Recording||No | No||No timelapse recording|
|External Flash Shoe||No | No||No Flash Shoe|
|Bracketing||No | No||No AE bracketing|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps | fps||Low continuous shooting|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 and Canon PowerShot D20 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 106g less than the Canon PowerShot D20. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 and Canon PowerShot D20 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 features a 13.0 MP 1/2.33" sized CCD sensor and boasts of a TruePic III processor . Canon PowerShot D20, in its turn, comes with a 12.0 MP 1/2.3" sized CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 and Canon PowerShot D20 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Canon PowerShot D20 is equipped with a sensor that is 1.0x larger than the one featured in Olympus Stylus Tough 6020. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 and Canon PowerShot D20 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Olympus Stylus Tough 6020||Canon PowerShot D20|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 or Canon PowerShot D20, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 and Canon PowerShot D20 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Canon PowerShot D20 deserves a higher Total Score than the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Olympus Stylus Tough 6020||Canon PowerShot D20|
|Model||Stylus Tough 6020||PowerShot D20|
|Announced||Feb 02, 2010||Jun 18, 2013|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.08 x 4.56 mm||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||27.72 mm2||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||13.0 MP||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4288 x 3216||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||1,600||3,200|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||64||100|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1||1|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots||461k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/4 s||15 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/1600 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps||fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in||Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720||1920 x 1080|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||122 g||228 g|
|Physical Dimensions||95 x 62 x 22 mm||112 x 71 x 28 mm|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC, Internal||SD/SDHC/SDXC|