Updated (February 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS vs Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Olympus TG-610.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1200s
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40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-610

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Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
190 g vs 221 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-8100.7 fps
              TG-6103.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              TG-810
              1. Digital
              2. Sensor shift
              TG-610
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact (100×65×26 mm)
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $370

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $252

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $219

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus Tough TG-810.

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $313

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $99 - $127

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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