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

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
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)
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
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
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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
$249.00 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (around 20% 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
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
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
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS:99x63x25 mm
TG-810:100x65x26 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHS:Digital, Sensor shift
TG-810:Sensor shift, Digital
Thickness Thin Help
1"
Common Weaknesses
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-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$248

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-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

Weight Is slightly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$309

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$274

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
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $297

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$169 - $320

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Size Is slightly larger
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610

Waterproof

$364

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Lowest price More expensive

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