Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x25 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 110x64x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Weight Lighter 178 g vs 221 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $212.99 vs $489.95
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The best price we've seen is $277 cheaper (2.3x less)
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG-1 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
AW100:5x
TG-1 iHS:4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
AW100:28 mm
TG-1 iHS:25 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$212

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$350 - $448

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$239 - $300

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$200

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2

Waterproof

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Is thicker
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$229 - $299

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$297 - $548

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen type Has an OLED screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$148 - $180

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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discussion

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