As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless 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 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 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
$335 - $349

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Built-in GPS

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)

  • 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

  • Excellent wide angle: 21 mm vs 21 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$525

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

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
  • Significantly 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

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
similar age
$105 - $159

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Announced: January 2016 vs January 2016

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
1 year older
$440

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

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), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 210 shots) and is newer (january 2016 vs june 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.7), is slightly larger (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs super compact (93×57×20 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$199 - $200

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
4 years older
$270

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 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

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)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • 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"

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
1 year older
$198 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 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 SX610 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 S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
1 year older
$300

Significant advantages of the S9900 (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 S9900 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

common strengths of the S9900 and Stylus Tough TG-870

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

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (january 2016 vs september 2013) and has a built-in GPS.

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 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
2 years older
$582 (body only)
$479 - $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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 300 shots

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

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year older
$411 - $429 (body only)
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 366 g vs 221 g

common strengths of the M3 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 221 g

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 (114×89×96 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), is newer (january 2016 vs february 2015) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has significantly 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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
1 year older
$179 - $189

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly more zoom: 37.2x vs 5x
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 300 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L840 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 221 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$215 - $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
  • Much 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
  • Inexpensive: $214.99 vs $337.00