Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW100 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
Really small
Size
Compact (99×64×25 mm)
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
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
178 g

Items often bought with the Olympus TG-1 iHS or Nikon AW100

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
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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
  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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$260.00 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $320 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 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
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
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
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 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
Thickness Thin Help
AW1000.9"
TG-1 iHS1"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Size Fairly small Help
AW100110×65×23 mm
TG-1 iHS99×64×25 mm
Common Weaknesses

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$249

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
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$179

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$335 - $379

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$249

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
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 Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$369

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$262

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80

Waterproof

$130 - $199

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$299

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

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger

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