• 1/3 inch 17.3mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S02 advantages over Olympus TG-850

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Thinner
    17 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    100g vs 218g
    Lighter weight

Olympus TG-850 advantages over Nikon S02

  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.34 vs 1.15 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 90 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 13.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 Sony W620

Nikon S02
Sony W620
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Olympus TG-850
Sony W620
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S01

Nikon S02
Nikon S01
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $179
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus TG-850
Nikon S01
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $179
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony W710

Nikon S02
Sony W710
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Olympus TG-850
Sony W710
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Nikon S02
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-850
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $233
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Nikon S02
Olympus TG-860
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-850
Olympus TG-860
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
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