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
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
  1. Lens
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.
Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Weight
Lighter
178 g vs 221 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
Help
More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$369.99 vs $509.95
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
AW100$369.99
TG-1 iHS$509.95
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
AW1005x
TG-1 iHS4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
AW100110×65×23 mm
TG-1 iHS99×64×25 mm
Thickness Thin Help
AW1000.9"
TG-1 iHS1"
Common Weaknesses

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Nikon Coolpix AW130

Waterproof

$296 - $297

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$270

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
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 TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$260

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$425

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$139

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$311

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$225

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$380

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$349 - $431

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Size Significantly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$369

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$181

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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