Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus TG-320 vs Panasonic Lumix TS25

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Olympus Tough TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-320

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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)
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 260 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 96x63x23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $124.90 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 142 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-320:0.6 fps
              TS20:1.3 fps
              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"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-320:3.6x
              TS20:4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-320:f/3.5
              TS20:f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-320:96x63x23 mm
              TS20:101x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-320:0.9"
              TS20:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-320:155 g
              TS20:142 g
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $148

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $146

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $125

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $249

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $200 - $219

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $165

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $275

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $188

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $142

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Much lower true resolution

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $377

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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