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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 

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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.9 fps vs 0.6 fps
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Around 10x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        f/3.5
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        3.6x

        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
        TG310:96x63x22 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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $215

        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-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $238

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $169

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Size Is slightly larger
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $279 - $309

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Waterproof

        $435

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        $110

        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349 - $880

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Olympus TG-320 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

        Waterproof

        $405

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

        Waterproof

        $198 - $219

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $150 - $192

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Olympus TG-310 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Waterproof

        $224

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $249

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

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