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

Olympus Tough TG-810

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

64

Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

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
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.00 vs $435.01
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The best price we've seen is $186 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
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
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810:f/3.9
              Tough-3000:f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-810:5x
              Tough-3000:3.6x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810:100x65x26 mm
              Tough-3000:95x65x23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              TG-810:Sensor shift, Digital
              Tough-3000:Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-810:1"
              Tough-3000:0.9"
              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 Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $329

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $274

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $169 - $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $299

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $120 - $159

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-G1

              Casio Exilim EX-G1

              Waterproof

              $299

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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