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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-630 iHS

Size
Really small
Compact 98x65x21 mm
 
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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
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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recommendations

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

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 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"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
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 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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
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-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
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$249 - $269

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

Olympus TG-620

Waterproof

$210

3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$448

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$289 - $524

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$211

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
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

$349

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

Olympus TG-630 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Fujifilm FinePix XP60

Waterproof

$169 - $180

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
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

$299 - $329

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

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$250 - $297

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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discussion

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