Olympus TG-820 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS

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Olympus TG-820 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 (96×63×23 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 (98×66×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the TG-820 or TG-630 iHS

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Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-630 iHS98×66×22 mm
              TG-82096×63×23 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TG-630 iHS1080p @ 60fps
              TG-8201080p @ 30fps
              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-630 iHS167 g
              TG-820155 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              TG-630 iHS270 shots
              TG-820220 shots
              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              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

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $209

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus TG-630 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $250

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

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $210

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $338 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $516

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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