Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 99x63x25 mm vs 100x65x26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 610k dots
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More than 50% higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $441.07 vs $489.95
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (around 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Lowest price Very expensive Help
TG-1 iHS:$489.95
TG-810:$441.07
Weight Heavy Help
221 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
TG-1 iHS:3 fps
TG-810:0.7 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
TG-810:5x

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"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS:610k dots
TG-810:920k dots
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift, Digital
Thickness Thin Help
1"
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
TG-1 iHS:25 mm
TG-810:28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$339

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

Weight Is slightly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$309

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$249 - $269

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Size Is slightly larger

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$200 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$500

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

$349

Size Smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610

Waterproof

$276

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS

appearance

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