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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Compact (99×64×25 mm)
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

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

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
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
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
Significantly 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
$229.95 vs $509.95
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The best price we've seen is $280 cheaper (2.2x 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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Weight Heavy Help
221 g
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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
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 TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$260

Weight Is significantly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$349 - $431

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$390

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$369

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610

Waterproof

$210

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$279

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Size Is significantly larger
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$241

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 TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$380

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$270

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$425

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

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

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