As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms and super 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 Nikon (such as the AW130 and the Coolpix AW120)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
8 months older
$320 - $379

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 300 shots

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

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

  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
1 year older
$275

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)

  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

  • Excellent wide angle: 21 mm vs 21 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year older
$249 - $347

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Longer battery life: 370 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the AW130 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
similar age
$124 - $179

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 100 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the XP90 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Announced: January 2016 vs January 2016

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$447

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much better wide angle: 5 mm vs 21 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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

  • No built-in flash
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Black Edition and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Excellent wide angle: 5 mm vs 21 mm

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$239 - $299

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D30 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, is newer (january 2016 vs august 2014), has a built-in GPS and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.9").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.7 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
4 months older
$959 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the E-M10 II and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year older
$448 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A5100 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 221 g

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
2 years older
$656 - $797 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the AW1 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Waterproof

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, slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 35x), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 months newer
$259

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
similar age
$338

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • More zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Supports 24p
  • Longer battery life: 390 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
8 months older
$348 - $374

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • More zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$343 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly more zoom: 35x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 23 mm), is significantly smaller (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.7") and is significantly lighter (221 g vs 541 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has much less zoom (5x vs 39.1x), has a much shorter battery life (300 shots vs 600 shots), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$219 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly more zoom: 39.1x vs 5x
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 221 g