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
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
 

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
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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 $530.00
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The best price we've seen is $281 cheaper (2.1x 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
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Digital, Sensor shift
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 - $398

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$249

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 Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

$329

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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$280

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 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Waterproof

Size Is slightly smaller
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
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 slightly shorter battery life
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

$277

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$333

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Much larger
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610

Waterproof

$238

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$309

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Size Larger

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