Updated (April 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Olympus Tough TG-810

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera HDR
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

Items often bought with the TG-1 iHS or TG-810

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 4 f-stops better
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
99×64×25 mm vs 100×65×26 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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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
Significantly cheaper
$249.00 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $331 cheaper (2.3x less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
TG-1 iHS3 fps
TG-8100.7 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
TG-8105x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS99×64×25 mm
TG-810100×65×26 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS610k dots
TG-810920k dots
Thickness Thin Help
1"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$330 - $379

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$262

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$353

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$250

Weight Is significantly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$228 - $258

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$249

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

Waterproof

$240

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Significantly lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610

Waterproof

$210

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

$399

Size Smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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