Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-620

Olympus TG-610

Winner
Olympus TG-610

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Olympus TG-310

62

Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus TG310 over the Olympus TG-610.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the TG310's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 96x63x22 mm vs 99x64x26 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.9 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 190 g
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Around 20% lighter
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-610

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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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310:670 ms
              TG-610:530 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310:f/3.5
              TG-610:f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              TG-610:5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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 Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $162

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $135 - $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $167 - $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

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              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $184

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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