Olympus TG-820 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS

Winner
Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

Olympus TG-630 iHS

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,030k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Light-weight
Weight
155 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-630 iHS

Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Size
Really small
Compact 98x65x21 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
167 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-630 iHS. Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-630 iHS

Report a correction
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 220 shots
Help
More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
Help
Almost the same
Olympus TG-630 iHS Learn more about
the Olympus TG-630 iHS

Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

Report a correction
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 460k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Weight
Slightly lighter
155 g vs 167 g
Help
Around 10% lighter
Olympus TG-820 iHS Learn more about
the Olympus TG-820
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Olympus TG-630 iHS Olympus TG-630 iHS 72
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        79 Olympus TG-820 Olympus TG-820 iHS
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              TG-630 iHS1080p @ 60fps
              TG-8201080p @ 30fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-630 iHS98x65x21 mm
              TG-82096x63x23 mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              3.0"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-630 iHS167 g
              TG-820155 g
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279

              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

              $160

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $372

              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 TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $202

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $369

              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
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $249 - $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-630 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD500

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $299

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

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

              appearance

              Olympus TG-630 iHS Olympus TG-820 iHS
              Olympus TG-630 iHS Olympus TG-820 iHS
              Olympus TG-630 iHS Olympus TG-820 iHS

              discussion

              Olympus TG-630 iHS
              TG-630 iHS
              Olympus

              Report a correction
              Olympus TG-820 iHS
              TG-820
              Olympus

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments