• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 675.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon L820 advantages over Olympus TG-870

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $379
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    675 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus TG-870 advantages over Nikon L820

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    221g vs 470g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon L810

Nikon L820
Nikon L810
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Olympus TG-870
Nikon L810
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon L830

Nikon L820
Nikon L830
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-870
Nikon L830
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm S8600

Nikon L820
Fujifilm S8600
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus TG-870
Fujifilm S8600
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Nikon L820
Olympus TG-850
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-850
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Nikon L820
Olympus TG-860
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-860
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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