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

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Size
Really small
Compact 110x64x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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 Sensor shift, Digital
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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
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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)
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
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
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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
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
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
AW100:Lens
TG-1 iHS:Sensor shift, Digital
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 - $297

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly heavier
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$169 - $320

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
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
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$120 - $159

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$697 with 11-2mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$266

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$128 - $169

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-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

appearance

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