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
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS. Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

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)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
Much cheaper
$260.00 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $320 cheaper (2.2x 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
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHSDigital, Sensor shift
TG-820Sensor shift
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
TG-8205x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS99x63x25 mm
TG-82096x63x23 mm
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS610k dots
TG-8201,030k dots
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS1"
TG-8200.9"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$160

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$379

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$252

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

Waterproof

$249

Weight Is significantly heavier
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Waterproof

$569

Lowest price Is much more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$249

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Significantly larger
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$299

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

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