As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is also often compared to travel zooms and mirrorless. 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a screen which flips out and is newer (january 2016 vs february 2014).

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
$380

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
$340

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

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
similar age
$159 - $177

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

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year older
$272 - $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"

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$413

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 Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the AW120 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"

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 june 2012).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
1 year newer
$229

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year older
$585

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
4 years older
$229

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
$380 - $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 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out and is newer (january 2016 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 25x), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 4.8"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), lacks and external mic jack and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

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"

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 months newer
$229 - $230

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

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
2 years older
$192

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

  • None found

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

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
2 years older
$609

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

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

common strengths of the Camera 2 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 21 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
similar age
$338 - $368

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Longer battery life: 390 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year older
$268

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

  • None found

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

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.

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
2 years older
$578 (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

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year older
$413 - $429 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm 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
  • 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