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

Olympus TG-620

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Olympus TG-620

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Olympus TG-320

62

Olympus Tough TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-620

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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 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
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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        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"
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        TG-320:96x63x23 mm
        TG-620:98x65x21 mm
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        TG-320:150 shots
        TG-620:220 shots
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $149

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

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $190

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $229 - $299

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Panasonic Lumix TS25

        Waterproof

        $159 - $180

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $138

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $250

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Fujifilm FinePix XP60

        Waterproof

        $169 - $175

        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

        $226

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $188

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Waterproof

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

        Olympus TG-620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

        Panasonic Lumix TS4

        Waterproof

        $200

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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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