Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS vs Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

67

Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Weight
Light-weight
159 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810. Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Olympus Stylus Tough-3000.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough-3000

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the Tough-3000's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
95x65x23 mm vs 100x65x26 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
159 g vs 221 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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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
              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
              Tough-3000Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-8105x
              Tough-30003.6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810f/3.9
              Tough-3000f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810100x65x26 mm
              Tough-300095x65x23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8101"
              Tough-30000.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Olympus Stylus 7040

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Waterproof Is not waterproof

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $575

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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 Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $255

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $249

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $247

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Olympus X560 WP

              Olympus X560 WP

              Waterproof

              $441

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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