As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Olympus TG-610 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus TG-610's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot TX10 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX30) and Olympus (such as the TG-620 and the Stylus Tough 8000)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-610 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (100×65×26 mm) vs ultra compact (96×56×18 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
similar age

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and TG-610

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and TG-610

  • None found

Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620
1 year newer
$349

Significant advantages of the TG-620 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-620 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-620 and TG-610

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 8000 and TG-610

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810
similar age

Significant advantages of the TG-810 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-810 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-810 and TG-610

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

Olympus Stylus Tough 6010
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Tough 6010 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6010 (vs the TG-610)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 6010 and TG-610

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-610 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), is newer (february 2011 vs august 2007) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the TG-610)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the TG-610)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the SD870 IS and TG-610

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-610 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is much smaller (compact (100×65×26 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($443.90 vs $708.89), is thinner (1" vs 3") and is much lighter (190 g vs 675 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the TG-610)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the TG-610)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (100×65×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"

common strengths of the D7100 and TG-610

  • None found