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Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870

Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix S80 front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Key Specs

Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Released September 2010
Olympus TG-870
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400 (Increase to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
  • 221g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2016
  • Earlier Model is Olympus TG-860
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Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870, both Ultracompact digital cameras by companies Nikon and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the S80 (14MP) and the TG-870 (16MP) is relatively similar and both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S80 was manufactured 6 years prior to the TG-870 and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the S80 matches up vs the TG-870 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Olympus TG-870

 S80 TG-870 
Screen dimensions3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-870 over the Nikon S80

 TG-870 S80 
IntroducedJanuary 2016September 2010More recent by 64 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k819kSharper screen (+102k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S80 and Olympus TG-870

 S80 TG-870 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to lug around your camera, you should factor in its weight and volume. The Nikon S80 has got physical dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") and a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Olympus TG-870 has sizing of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") along with a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the S80 versus the TG-870.

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the S80 and TG-870 is 96 and 91 respectively.

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is hard to imagine the gap between sensor measurements simply by reviewing technical specs. The photograph here might give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the S80 and TG-870.

As you have seen, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You should count on the Olympus TG-870 to offer you extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The older S80 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 sensor size comparison

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S80 Portrait photography information
Olympus TG-870 Portrait photography information
33
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
36
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon S80
Street photography with Olympus TG-870
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
65
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
more heavy than competitors in class (221 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S80 Sports photography info
Olympus TG-870 Sports photography info
40
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.3 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (150 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
great battery pack (300 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S80 Travel photography information
Olympus TG-870 Travel photography information
60
offers focus via touch
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
not so great battery power (150 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
69
great battery pack (300 per charge)
weather proof
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (21mm)
more heavy than competitors in class (221 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon S80
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-870
36
bigger than average screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
not so great battery power (150 shots)
does not have Timelapse recording
50
really wide (21mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
weather proof
great battery pack (300 CIPA)
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S80 Vlogging factors
Olympus TG-870 Vlogging factors
30
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
32
really wide (21mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (221g)
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Nikon S80 vs Olympus TG-870 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S80 and Olympus TG-870
 Nikon Coolpix S80Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix S80 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2010-09-08 2016-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 TruePic VII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Max enhanced ISO 6400 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-175mm (5.0x) 21-105mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.6-4.8 f/3.5-5.7
Macro focusing range 7cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3.5 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 819 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech OLED -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.3 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m (at ISO 1600)
Flash options - Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (60p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 133 gr (0.29 pounds) 221 gr (0.49 pounds)
Physical dimensions 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 150 pictures 300 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL10 Li-50B
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $191 $280