Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 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/2.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

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

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)
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 100x65x26 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
Much 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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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
Weight Heavy Help
221 g
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
TG-1 iHS3 fps
TG-8100.7 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
TG-8105x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
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 iHS610k dots
TG-810920k dots
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS99x63x25 mm
TG-810100x65x26 mm
Thickness Thin Help
1"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
TG-1 iHS25 mm
TG-81028 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$344

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

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

$259

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
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

$509

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$110 - $180

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$243

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Size Is slightly larger
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Waterproof

$259

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610

Waterproof

$240

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Olympus TG-630 iHS

Olympus TG-630 iHS

Waterproof

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS

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