Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix AW110 vs Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Nikon Coolpix AW100 vs Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix AW100

71

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix AW100.
Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon AW100

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Size
Smaller
110×65×23 mm vs 110×67×28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
178 g vs 214 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-830 iHS

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-830 iHS 's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.66 vs $369.99
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              AW1001080p @ 30fps
              TG-830 iHS 1080p @ 60fps
              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
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              AW1000.9"
              TG-830 iHS 1.1"
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $312

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Waterproof

              $279 - $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $270

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $234

              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $232

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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