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 Nikon (such as the AW130 and the Coolpix A900)

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 461k 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), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

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

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
1 year older
$269

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

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
  • 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
$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

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Announced: January 2016 vs January 2016

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$485

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
1 year older
$245 - $299

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D30 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), has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 240 shots), is newer (january 2016 vs june 2013) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.5").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

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-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
2 years older
$598

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

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 21 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly thicker: 1.5" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II 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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
7 months older
$832 - $898

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (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 PowerShot G9 X and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k 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, has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 25x).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$299 - $397

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 35x vs 5x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much 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
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
3 months newer
$137

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 21 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • None found

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

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
2 years older
$215

Significant advantages of the S6800 (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 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year older
$340

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 21 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and Stylus Tough TG-870

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

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
2 years older
$100

Significant advantages of the VR-370 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VR-370 (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 VR-370 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • 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 a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, 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
$579 (body only)
$588 - $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

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6
2 years older
$289 (body only)
$370 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL6 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher true resolution: 15.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL6 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the E-PL6 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 221 g

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
similar age
$948 - $998 (body only)
$1,091 - $1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 404 g vs 221 g

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (113×64×28 mm) vs prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

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 narrower wide angle lens (21 mm vs 4 mm), has a much shorter battery life (300 shots vs 960 shots) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$199 - $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
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 221 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year older
$155 - $177

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 21 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the Stylus Tough TG-870)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the L340 and Stylus Tough TG-870

  • Good wide angle: 4 mm vs 21 mm
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (113×64×28 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"