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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
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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
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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS:99x63x25 mm
TG-820:96x63x23 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
TG-1 iHS:610k dots
TG-820:1,030k dots
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHS:Digital, Sensor shift
TG-820:Sensor shift
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
TG-820:0.9"
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
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-820:28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$339

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$300

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$199 - $269

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$289 - $297

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$400

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$270 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Compact

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$211

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

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discussion

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