The Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 is mostly gets compared to other waterproofs and compacts. The Olympus Stylus Tough-3000's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough 6020 and the TG310) and Sony (such as the Cybershot TX10)

Competitor classes

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, compared to other waterproof competitors the Olympus Tough-3000 has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2010 vs february 2012).

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
similar age

Significant advantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 6020 and Tough-3000

  • None found

Olympus TG310

Olympus TG-310
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the TG310 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG310 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG310 and Tough-3000

  • None found

Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-620
2 years newer
$349

Significant advantages of the TG-620 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-620 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-620 and Tough-3000

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and Tough-3000

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70
4 years newer
$179

Significant advantages of the XP70 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP70 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP70 and Tough-3000

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 8000 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 8000 and Tough-3000

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus Tough-3000 compared to other compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1") and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
4 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the Tough-3000)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S200 and Tough-3000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Compact (96×65×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"