As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is also often compared to mirrorless and 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 Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TS6 and the Lumix TS25)

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 wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), lacks and external mic jack, is slightly heavier (221 g vs 183 g) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
8 months older
$480

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
$876

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
1 year older
$998

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

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70
2 years older
$215

Significant advantages of the XP70 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP70 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP70 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$462

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Fujifilm FinePix XP60
3 years older
$298

Significant advantages of the XP60 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP60 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP60 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), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 210 shots) and is newer (january 2016 vs july 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.5), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
7 months older
$829 - $848

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

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

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"

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

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$139

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

Samsung MV900F MultiView

Samsung MV900F MultiView
3 years older

Significant advantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.5
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much smaller: Super compact (99×60×17 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the MV900F MultiView (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the MV900F MultiView and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, is newer (january 2016 vs september 2013) and is slightly smaller (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs standard size (129×90×47 mm)).

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 16.3 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year older
$1,299 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

common strengths of the X-T1 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
2 years older
$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
  • Higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

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

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

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 slightly 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 has slightly less zoom (5x vs 30x), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Samsung HZ35W

Samsung HZ35W
6 years older

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
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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"

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$219 - $397

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

  • 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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Not waterproof

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
similar age
$334

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
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
8 months older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and Stylus Tough TG-870

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
1 year older
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
2 years older
$240

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

common strengths of the S6800 and Stylus Tough TG-870

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