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

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

58

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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 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$249.00 vs $470.77
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The best price we've seen is $222 cheaper (around 50% less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
0.7 fps vs 0.3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-8104s
              Tough 80101/4s
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              TG-810221 g
              Tough 8010215 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-8100.7 fps
              Tough 80100.3 fps
              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 8010Sensor shift
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-810720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810100x65x26 mm
              Tough 801095x62x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8101"
              Tough 80100.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $356

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              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 Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $523

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200

              Compact

              $270

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $379

              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