Olympus TG-820

Winner
Olympus TG-820 iHS

79

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Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

66

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-820

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
96x63x23 mm vs 110x67x28 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 214 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$238.30 vs $274.34
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-820:0.9"
              TG-830 iHS :1.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $257

              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

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $310

              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

              $205

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS.

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