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

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly 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 cm vs 3 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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-32096x63x23 mm
              TG-62098x65x21 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $243

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $141 - $169

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $240

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $344

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $379

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

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

              Olympus TG-620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier

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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