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 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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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 Significantly 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
Weight Slightly lighter 215 g vs 221 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $269.00 vs $290.00
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-810:4s
              Tough 8010:1/4s
              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
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $254

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $220

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $344 - $348

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $372 - $400

              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

              $372

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $359

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much 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