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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 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 slightly faster 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $299.00 vs $389.95
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
TG-820:5x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
TG-820:0.9"
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
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$382 - $448

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

$319

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$247 - $249

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
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620

Waterproof

$205

3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

Waterproof

$441

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$235 - $300

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Waterproof

$220

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
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.

appearance

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discussion

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