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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.00 vs $363.74
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The best price we've seen is $115 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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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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
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-810:0.7 fps
              TG-610:3.4 fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.0"
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810:100x65x26 mm
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              TG-810:Sensor shift, Digital
              TG-610:Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $390

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $329

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $395

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $329

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $390

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Placeholder

              Casio GV-20

              Waterproof

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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