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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Screen type
OLED Screen
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
 
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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)
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
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
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 faster 3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $389.95 vs $441.07
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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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:$389.95
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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
Thickness Thin Help
1"
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
TG-1 iHS:25 mm
TG-810:28 mm
Movie format Poor movies Help
TG-1 iHS:1080p @ 30fps
TG-810:720p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$382 - $448

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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$319

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$247 - $249

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$299

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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$238 - $300

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$297 - $548

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

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$218

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$249

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $199

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

$289

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

appearance

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