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

Olympus TG-620 vs Olympus Tough TG-320

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Olympus TG-620

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Olympus TG-320

65

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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

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

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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
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 4 f-stops better
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 0.6 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
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"
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-3203.6x
              TG-6205x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-320f/3.5
              TG-620f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-320155 g
              TG-620167 g
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $330

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $372

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus 840

              Olympus Stylus 840

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $189

              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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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