Updated (April 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-1 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
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 (96×63×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

Items often bought with the TG-1 iHS or TG-820

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 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
96×63×23 mm vs 99×64×25 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
$249.95 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (2.3x 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
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS99×64×25 mm
TG-82096×63×23 mm
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 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
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS1"
TG-8200.9"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHS
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
TG-820
  1. Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
TG-8205x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS610k dots
TG-8201,030k dots
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$330 - $379

Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$249

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$425

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$262

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$353

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$180

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$228 - $258

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$190

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$108 - $110

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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