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

66

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix AW100

Really small
Size
Compact 110x64x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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
110x64x22 mm vs 110x67x28 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 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 1 f-stop better
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              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

              $248 - $337

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $250

              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 Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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              Nikon Coolpix AW100 Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

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