As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the Stylus Tough TG-860) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP120 and the XP90)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
8 months older
$350

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
1 year older
$372

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810
4 years older

Significant advantages of the TG-810 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-810 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-810 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
1 year older
$500

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS6 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS6 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
1 year older
$260 - $279

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-30 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$245

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$176 - $199

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$449

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year older
$559

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
1 year older

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the P340 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 25 mm), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,000 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 380 shots) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
similar age
$260 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 5x
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Samsung HZ35W

Samsung HZ35W
6 years older
$300

Significant advantages of the HZ35W (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the HZ35W (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the HZ35W and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Built-in GPS
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Stylus 9000
7 years older

Significant advantages of the 9000 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 9000 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the 9000 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
3 years older
$339

Significant advantages of the EX-ZR1000 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,000 fps vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 470 shots vs 300 shots
  • Shoots faster: 30 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZR1000 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the EX-ZR1000 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Olympus Stylus SH-2

Olympus Stylus SH-2
10 months older
$377

Significant advantages of the SH-2 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the SH-2 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SH-2 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS