Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot TX10

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 95x56x17 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony TX10

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size Significantly smaller 95x56x17 mm vs 100x65x26 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TX10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift, Digital
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Less risk of blur
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 221 g
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Around 40% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TX10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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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
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              TG-810:920k dots
              TX10:921k dots
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-810:4s
              TX10:2s
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG-810:5x
              TX10:4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810:f/3.9
              TX10:f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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              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

              $264

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $150 - $160

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $235 - $380

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

              Compact

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $220

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $268

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

              Ultra compact

              $318 - $329

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $242 - $334

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $250

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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