Olympus TG-820

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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

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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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
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
        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"
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        TG-810:Sensor shift, Digital
        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
        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
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        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 Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349 - $449

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $250

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $339

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $207

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

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $276

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

        Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Waterproof

        $349

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-620

        Olympus TG-620

        Waterproof

        $220

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Weight Slightly heavier

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