Olympus TG-820

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,030k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Significantly smaller 96x63x23 mm vs 110x67x28 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 155 g vs 214 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 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $189.99 vs $229.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-830 iHS

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              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 type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $225 - $229

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $419 - $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
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319 - $349

              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 AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $220 - $380

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $149

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $160 - $219

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

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

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $299 - $410

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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