Olympus TG-620 vs Olympus Tough TG-320

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Olympus TG-620

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Olympus TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Size
Really small
Compact (96×63×23 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-320

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG-320's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight
Slightly lighter
155 g vs 167 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-620

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TG-620's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.6 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-32096×63×23 mm
              TG-62098×66×22 mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-320155 g
              TG-620167 g
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              TG-320150 shots
              TG-620220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-320f/3.5
              TG-620f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-3203.6x
              TG-6205x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $250

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $240

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $210

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $250

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $189

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $116

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Avatar for Brett Brett (8:30 PM, April 16, 2014)
              Great help with making a choice what one to buy. Thank you