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 Nikon (such as the AW130 and the Coolpix W100)

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 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 100 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 have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and lacks and external mic jack.

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
8 months older
$330 - $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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Built-in GPS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
1 year older
$250

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Good wide angle: 21 mm vs 21 mm
  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year older
$240 - $347

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

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly longer battery life: 370 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
similar age
$115 - $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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Announced: January 2016 vs January 2016

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
1 year older
$300 - $391

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

  • Significantly longer battery life: 370 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

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

  • Very large screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$460

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

  • Good wide angle: 5 mm vs 21 mm

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 compared to other compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs super compact (98×58×20 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and is slightly heavier (221 g vs 141 g).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$229 - $230

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
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W670
3 years older
$147

Significant advantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×58×20 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 141 g vs 221 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W670 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much worse wide angle: 26 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W670 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

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 higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 25x), is slightly larger (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs compact (104×61×26 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,000 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 30 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 months newer
$259 - $260

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

  • Much more zoom: 25x vs 5x
  • Smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)

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

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
1 year older
$179

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (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 S6900 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
3 years older
$284

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

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

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

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year older
$238 - $292

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 5x
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 137 g vs 221 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (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 DSC-WX350 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
8 months older
$348 - $358

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

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Supports 24p
  • Longer battery life: 360 shots vs 300 shots

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
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1.1"

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

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
2 years older
$198

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • More zoom: 18x vs 5x

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX600 HS and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"