Updated (March 2011): Compare the Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

70

Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (100×65×26 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Size
Really small
Compact (96×65×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
159 g

Items often bought with the TG-810 or Tough-3000

galleries

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

Report a correction
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
Help
4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Olympus Tough TG-810 Learn more about
the Olympus TG-810

Advantages of the Olympus Tough-3000

Report a correction
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
Help
At its widest zoom, the Tough-3000's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
96×65×23 mm vs 100×65×26 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
159 g vs 221 g
Help
Around 30% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
Help
More than 10% thinner
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Learn more about
the Olympus Tough-3000
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Olympus Tough TG-810 Olympus Tough TG-810 70
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        64 Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Olympus Stylus Tough-3000
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Tough-3000
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810f/3.9
              Tough-3000f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-8105x
              Tough-30003.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810100×65×26 mm
              Tough-300096×65×23 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8101"
              Tough-30000.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $262

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $399

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $130

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $219

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $210

              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 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $330 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $353

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $200

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              appearance

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Olympus Stylus Tough-3000
              Olympus Tough TG-810 Olympus Stylus Tough-3000
              Olympus Tough TG-810 Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              discussion

              Olympus Tough TG-810
              Tough TG-810
              Olympus

              Report a correction
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000
              Stylus Tough-3000
              Olympus

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments