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
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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $189.99 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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

              $229 - $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229

              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

              $399 - $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
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $129 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $250

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $149

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $300

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $184

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

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