As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the Olympus TG-820 iHS is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus TG-820 iHS's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the TG-630 iHS and the Stylus Tough TG-3) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix TS4 and the Lumix TS5)

Competitor classes

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-820 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (96×63×23 mm) vs compact (110×64×28 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 214 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a significantly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2013).

Olympus TG-630 iHS

Olympus TG-630 iHS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TG-630 iHS (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-630 iHS (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-630 iHS and TG-820

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
2 years newer
$1,206

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-3 and TG-820

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
similar age

Significant advantages of the TS4 (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS4 (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS4 and TG-820

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 8000 and TG-820

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-830 iHS and TG-820

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the TG-850 iHS (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-850 iHS (vs the TG-820)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-850 iHS and TG-820

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-820 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 460k dots) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.2), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
2 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the TG-820)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.2 vs f/3.9
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the TG-820)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SX700 HS and TG-820

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
1 year newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the TG-820)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the TG-820)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ZS35 and TG-820

  • None found