Olympus TG-820 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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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
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810. Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-820 iHS.

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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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 7x faster continuous shooting
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
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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              TG-810920k dots
              TG-8201,030k dots
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              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
              TG-810Digital, Sensor shift
              TG-820Sensor 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810100x65x26 mm
              TG-82096x63x23 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8101"
              TG-8200.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $356

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              $253

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

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

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $245

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $471

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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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