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

Olympus TG-610

Winner
Olympus TG-610

75

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Olympus TG-310

67

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

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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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
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 190 g
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Around 20% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.9 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $178.61 vs $220.00
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310:670 ms
              TG-610:530 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              TG-610:5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310:f/3.5
              TG-610:f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $249

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $148

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $125

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $125

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $188

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $165

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD500

              Compact

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 body only

              $1,268 - $2,700 with 24-70mm 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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