• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S100 advantages over Olympus TG-830

  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 28 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    138g vs 214g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    820k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Olympus TG-830 advantages over Nikon S100

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 Fujifilm Z90

Nikon S100
Fujifilm Z90
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-830
Fujifilm Z90
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Pentax S1

Nikon S100
Pentax S1
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Olympus TG-830
Pentax S1
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm XP150

Nikon S100
Fujifilm XP150
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-830
Fujifilm XP150
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic TS20

Nikon S100
Panasonic TS20
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-830
Panasonic TS20
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $119
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon AW110

Nikon S100
Nikon AW110
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $309
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-830
Nikon AW110
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $309
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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