• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus TG-830 advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    17 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon S6900 advantages over Olympus TG-830

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $280 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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 Fujifilm XP150

Olympus TG-830
Fujifilm XP150
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm XP150
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S800c

Olympus TG-830
Nikon S800c
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6900
Nikon S800c
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Fujifilm XP60

Olympus TG-830
Fujifilm XP60
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm XP60
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon AW110

Olympus TG-830
Nikon AW110
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S6900
Nikon AW110
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon S810c

Olympus TG-830
Nikon S810c
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6900
Nikon S810c
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
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