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 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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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

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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
              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 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-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 Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $279

              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

              $210

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $300

              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-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $245

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus TG-630 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Fujifilm FinePix XP170

              Compact

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus E-620

              Olympus E-620

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Does not take movies

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $356

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157 - $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $240 - $347

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

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