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Advantages of the GoPro Black Edition

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution 4K (4096x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
5 mm vs 21 mm
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4.2x better wide angle
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Much smaller
60×42×30 mm vs 113×64×28 mm
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2.7x smaller
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the Black Edition's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Weight
Much lighter
74 g vs 221 g
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3x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$279.00 vs $466.58
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The best price we've seen is $188 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Excellent wide angle Help
              Black Edition5 mm
              Stylus Tough TG-87021 mm
              Movie format Good movie support Help
              Black Edition4K @ 12fps
              Stylus Tough TG-8701080p @ 60fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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