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

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Weight
Light-weight
159 g

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

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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
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
96×65×23 mm vs 100×65×26 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
159 g vs 221 g
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Around 30% lighter
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
              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
              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 Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $254

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

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

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $193

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

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

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

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