As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-860 and the Tough TG-4) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B700 and the AW130)

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 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), lacks and external mic jack and is significantly more expensive ($967.23 vs $372.16).

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-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
8 months older
$389

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

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
3 years older
$606

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
similar age
$150

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS
1 year older
$343

Significant advantages of the TG-850 iHS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-850 iHS (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-850 iHS 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (21 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs super compact (96×57×19 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), is slightly heavier (221 g vs 125 g) and is significantly more expensive ($967.23 vs $349.91).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$149 - $150

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

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
1 year older
$891

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • 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
  • Screen does not flip out
  • 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
4 years older
$350

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 221 g

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much worse wide angle: 26 mm vs 21 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the VG-160 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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 24 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs prosumer size (123×77×105 mm)), is newer (january 2016 vs june 2015), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (221 g vs 733 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3), has significantly less zoom (5x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,620k dots).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
similar age
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$199 - $257

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

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly more zoom: 39.1x vs 5x
  • 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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Not waterproof

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
6 months older
$699 - $799

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Larger: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the G3 X and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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, significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out and is newer (january 2016 vs april 2014).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 25x), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 4.8"), is slightly larger (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

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

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 SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 months newer
$229

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)
  • Longer exposures: 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

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 Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Galaxy K Zoom (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Galaxy K Zoom (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Galaxy K Zoom and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
2 years older
$400

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

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 145 g vs 221 g
  • Much 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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 much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year older
$385 - $429 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
2 years older
$472 (body only)
$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
  • 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