Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus TG-320 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS

Olympus TG-620

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Olympus TG-620

74

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Olympus TG-320

67

Olympus Tough TG-320

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.5
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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 2 f-stops better
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 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 0.6 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
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 Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              TG-320:150 shots
              TG-620:220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-320:f/3.5
              TG-620:f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-320:3.6x
              TG-620:5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-320:96x63x23 mm
              TG-620:98x65x21 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $204

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $276

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $121

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $129 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $195

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

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

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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