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

Panasonic Lumix TS20 vs Olympus Tough TG-320

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-320

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x23 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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Wide angle
Significantly 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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.3 fps vs 0.6 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
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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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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-32096x63x23 mm
              TS20101x58x19 mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-3200.9"
              TS200.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG-320155 g
              TS20142 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-3200.6 fps
              TS201.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-3203.6x
              TS204x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-320f/3.5
              TS20f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $141 - $169

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $297

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $299

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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 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 Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Waterproof Not waterproof

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157 - $249

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $236

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

              Waterproof

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

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              Olympus TG-320 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

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