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Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS

Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
44
Overall
42
Nikon Coolpix W300 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
42
Overall
38

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Key Specs

Nikon W300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 231g - 112 x 66 x 29mm
  • Launched May 2017
Olympus TG-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 111 x 67 x 29mm
  • Launched June 2013
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Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Overview

In this write-up, we are matching up the Nikon W300 and Olympus TG-2 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras by competitors Nikon and Olympus. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the W300 (16MP) and TG-2 iHS (12MP) but they feature the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The W300 was introduced 3 years after the TG-2 iHS which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a full comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the W300 matches up vs the TG-2 iHS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon W300 over the Olympus TG-2 iHS

 W300 TG-2 iHS 
LaunchedMay 2017June 2013Newer by 48 months
Display resolution921k610kCrisper display (+311k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-2 iHS over the Nikon W300

 TG-2 iHS W300 

Common features in the Nikon W300 and Olympus TG-2 iHS

 W300 TG-2 iHS 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon W300 comes with physical measurements of 112mm x 66mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 231 grams (0.51 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-2 iHS has proportions of 111mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") along with a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon W300 and Olympus TG-2 iHS in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the W300 versus the TG-2 iHS.

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the W300 and TG-2 iHS is 91 and 91 respectively.

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by checking a spec sheet. The image here might give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the W300 and TG-2 iHS.

Clearly, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Nikon W300 to give extra detail using its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images far more aggressively. The more recent W300 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon W300 Portrait photography features
Olympus TG-2 iHS Portrait photography features
36
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
27
comes with face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon W300
Street photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
62
image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon W300 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Sports photography camera
49
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
good battery power (350 CIPA)
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon W300 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-2 iHS Travel photography advice
73
environment proof
has bluetooth
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
68
good battery power (350 per charge)
environment sealing
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon W300 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
48
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
environment proof
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
46
pretty wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
good battery power (350 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
low resolution sensor (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon W300 Vlogging advice
Olympus TG-2 iHS Vlogging advice
33
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone jack
36
pretty wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic support
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Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon W300 and Olympus TG-2 iHS
 Nikon Coolpix W300Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
General Information
Brand Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Coolpix W300 Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2017-05-31 2013-06-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type - BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-120mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 610 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.20 m (at Auto ISO) -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 231g (0.51 lb) 230g (0.51 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 66 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") 111 x 67 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 280 pictures 350 pictures
Type of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL12 Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2, 5 and 10 secs) Yes (2 and 12 sec, Pet Auto Shutter)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Onboard + SD/SDHC/SDXC card -
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $387 $380