Updated (February 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-620 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820 vs Olympus TG-620

Winner
Olympus TG-820 iHS

74

Olympus TG-620

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (96×63×23 mm)
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Light-weight
Weight
155 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Size
Really small
Compact (98×66×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
167 g

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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$208.93 vs $249.95
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-62098×66×22 mm
              TG-82096×63×23 mm
              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
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-620167 g
              TG-820155 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $300 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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