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
Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x25 mm
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $269.00 vs $489.95
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The best price we've seen is $221 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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
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"
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

$229 - $340

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly heavier
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$347

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $880

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$229 - $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
Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

Waterproof

$249

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$199 - $238

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$150 - $192

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

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

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$348

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

Pro digicam

$117 - $649

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$279 - $309

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $580

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$485 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger

appearance

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discussion

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