Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Winner
Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

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Olympus TG-620

72

Olympus TG-620

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
230 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus TG-620 over the Olympus TG-820.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-620

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Thickness Slightly thinner 0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,030k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Weight Slightly lighter 155 g vs 167 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              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-620:98x65x21 mm
              TG-820:96x63x23 mm
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $170

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $329

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $257 - $297

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $249 - $250

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $382 - $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $215

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $138

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $347 - $428

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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