As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix ZS15 and the Lumix TS5)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-860 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 25 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a screen which flips out, is newer (february 2015 vs january 2013) and is slightly less expensive ($324.04 vs $508.94).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 370 shots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS
2 years older
$596

Significant advantages of the TG-2 iHS (vs the TG-860)

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Significant disadvantages of the TG-2 iHS (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-2 iHS and TG-860

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and TG-860

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
similar age
$447

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the TG-860)

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Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the TG-860)

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common strengths of the TG-4 and TG-860

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Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4
2 years older

Significant advantages of the WG-4 (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-4 (vs the TG-860)

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common strengths of the WG-4 and TG-860

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
similar age
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-860

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
2 years older
$509

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the TG-860)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the TG-860)

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common strengths of the TS5 and TG-860

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compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-860 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (130×64×28 mm) vs compact (96×57×24 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (224 g vs 170 g).

Olympus Stylus 840

Olympus Stylus 840
7 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the TG-860)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×57×24 mm) vs Compact (130×64×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 840 (vs the TG-860)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 21 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Stylus 840 and TG-860

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-860 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 25 mm), is newer (february 2015 vs january 2012), is slightly less expensive ($324.04 vs $552.14) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 350 shots), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
3 years older

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the TG-860)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the TG-860)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ZS15 and TG-860

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
1 year newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the TG-860)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the TG-860)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and TG-860

  • Inexpensive: $364.99 vs $324.04

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
similar age
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the TG-860)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the TG-860)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S9900 and TG-860

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
similar age
$552

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the TG-860)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the TG-860)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and TG-860

  • None found