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

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Nikon Coolpix AW100

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
$239.00 vs $519.95
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The best price we've seen is $281 cheaper (2.2x 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
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
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
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
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Size Fairly small Help
AW100:110x64x22 mm
TG-1 iHS:99x63x25 mm
Thickness Thin Help
AW100:0.9"
TG-1 iHS:1"
Common Weaknesses
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 AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$240 - $312

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$480

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$199 - $300

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records very high 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
Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

Waterproof

$289

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Compact

$347

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen type Has an OLED screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Travel zoom

$237

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$279 - $280

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$248

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$649 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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