Olympus TG-820

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Olympus TG-820 iHS

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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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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
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
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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
        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
        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
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Screen size Larger than average screens Help
        3.0"
        Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
        6,400 ISO
        Thickness Thin Help
        TG-820:0.9"
        TG-830 iHS :1.1"
        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

        $249

        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

        $319

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

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $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 TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $213

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $297 - $543

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $214

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

        Olympus TG-820 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

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

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Panasonic Lumix TS5

        Waterproof

        $298 - $450

        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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