Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Winner
Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,030k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 96x63x23 mm vs 110x64x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-820's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 178 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $238.30 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              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-820:96x63x23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              AW100:Lens
              TG-820:Sensor shift
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              AW100:250 shots
              TG-820:220 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $247 - $266

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279 - $309

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly 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 significantly heavier
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $294

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix AW100.

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $269

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $281

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier

              appearance

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Olympus TG-820 iHS
              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Olympus TG-820 iHS

              discussion

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