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

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Olympus TG-820

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
300 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 610k dots
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Around 70% higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
96x63x23 mm vs 99x63x25 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
155 g vs 221 g
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Around 30% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$238.30 vs $509.95
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The best price we've seen is $272 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
TG-820:5x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS:99x63x25 mm
TG-820:96x63x23 mm
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS:610k dots
TG-820:1,030k dots
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
TG-820:0.9"
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 iHS:25 mm
TG-820:28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$350 - $480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

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

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$235

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$248

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$279 - $280

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$239

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$219 - $347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Weight Is slightly heavier
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

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