Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS features 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor on the other hand Canon PowerShot D30 features 12.1MP 1/2.3″ HS CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS vs. Canon PowerShot D30 Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS features more megapixel than Canon PowerShot D30. More megapixel are better when need large prints.
Optical Zoom: Canon PowerShot D30 has 1x more optical Zoom than Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS.
Aperture Range: Olympus Tough TG-3 iHS aperture Range is better than Canon PowerShot D30, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor, create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.
Better low light performance – The Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS features more ISO range compared to Canon PowerShot D30, the ISO range of Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS upto 6400, Canon PowerShot D30 is limited to 3200 only.
Better Shutter Range: Canon PowerShot D30 features better shutter range compared to Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS.
Top Continuous shooting speed Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS features fast shooting speed compared to Canon PowerShot D30.
Olympus TG-3 IHS Video Mode: Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS features full HD video recording @ 60 fps frame rate.
Supported formats AVI, H.264, MJPEG, MOV Time-Lapse Movie mode automatically compresses images made with the interval shooting function into a 10 second HD 720p movie with 10 fps playback.
Canon PowerShot D30 Video Mode: Canon D30 features full HD video recording @ 24fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 30fps.
Supported formats MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
Dimensions: Canon PowerShot D30 is smaller than Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS.
Weight: Canon PowerShot D30 lighter than Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS.
Tough test data analysis
Olympus Tough TG-3 IHS is waterproof upto 50’ feet, Freeze proof upto 14°F, and drop proof upto a 6.9′ drop. On the other hand Canon PowerShot D30 is waterproof upto 82.0’ feet, Freeze proof upto 14°F / -10°C, and drop proof upto a 6.9′ drop.
Verdict: We recommend you to buy Olympus TG-3 iHS camera