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

Olympus Tough TG-810

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

60

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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 8010

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 over the Olympus Tough TG-810.
 

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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 $329.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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-810:4s
              Tough 8010:1/4s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              TG-810:221 g
              Tough 8010:215 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              TG-810:Digital, Sensor shift
              Tough 8010:Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-810:1"
              Tough 8010:0.9"
              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 Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $398

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $170 - $179

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              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 Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              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 TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $240

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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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