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

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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-630 iHS

Size
Really small
Compact 98x65x21 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
167 g
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $193.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (around 40% less)
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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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-630 iHS: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 Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TG-630 iHS:1080p @ 60fps
              TG-820:1080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $247 - $249

              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

              $205

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $150 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319

              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

              $238 - $300

              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

              Olympus TG-630 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $170

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $158 - $258

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $441

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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