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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
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
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"
              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
              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

              $279 - $309

              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

              $199 - $269

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              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 Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $430

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $175

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              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

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

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