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

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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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 7x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $189.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Very 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
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              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

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $148

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $188

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $225

              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-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $372

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

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $220

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $268

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

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $125

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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