Olympus TG-820

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Olympus TG-630 iHS

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Olympus TG-630 iHS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 96x63x23 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-630 iHS

Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Size
Really small
Compact 98x65x21 mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-630 iHS

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Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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
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
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-630 iHS:98x65x21 mm
              TG-820:96x63x23 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $241

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $369

              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 AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus TG-630 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $164

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $127

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $169

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

              Compact

              $500

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $222 - $427

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

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