Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS vs Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
 
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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
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1/4s
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16x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 8010

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Size Smaller 95x62x22 mm vs 100x65x26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $300.00 vs $441.07
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The best price we've seen is $141 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 215 g vs 221 g
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Almost the same
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Heavy Help
              TG-810:221 g
              Tough 8010:215 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-810:0.7 fps
              Tough 8010:0.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-810:720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010:720p
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810:100x65x26 mm
              Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $129 - $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229 - $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $419 - $448

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $289

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $250

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Significantly lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $129

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319 - $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:55 PM, August 08, 2011)
              If you are referring to the resolution, then that is because Snapsort uses True Resolution, which is based on the size of the cameras sensor: http://snapsort.com/learn/sensor/true-resolution
               
              Avatar for Pedro Beça aka Zoink Pedro Beça aka Zoink (10:56 AM, August 08, 2011)
              Hi.

              The information about 8010 is no totally correct, look at:
              http://www.olympus.pt/consumer/208_comparecameras.aspx?mode=result&pId1=N4298792&pId2=N3836492