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

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
530 ms shutter lag
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 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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              TG-810Digital, Sensor shift
              TG-610Sensor shift
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-8100.7 fps
              TG-6103.4 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              TG-810100x65x26 mm
              TG-61099x64x26 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              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

              $574

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $169

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $364

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $254

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $289

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 body only

              $3,300 - $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $345

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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