Olympus TG-820

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,030k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TG-820's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size Smaller 96x63x23 mm vs 100x65x26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,030k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 7x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 155 g vs 221 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        TG-810:920k dots
        TG-820:1,030k dots
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        4 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        Screen size Larger than average screens Help
        3.0"
        Size Fairly small Help
        TG-810:100x65x26 mm
        TG-820:96x63x23 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        TG-810:Digital, Sensor shift
        TG-820:Sensor shift
        Thickness Thin Help
        TG-810:1"
        TG-820:0.9"
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $309

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250 - $297

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        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 TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $249

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        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
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $470

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $214

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Size Significantly smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS

        Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

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