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

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG310

Winner
Olympus TG-610

72

Olympus TG-310

63

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-310. Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Olympus TG-610.

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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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 190 g
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Around 20% lighter
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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310670 ms
              TG-610530 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG3103.6x
              TG-6105x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310f/3.5
              TG-610f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG31096x63x22 mm
              TG-61099x64x26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG3100.9"
              TG-6101"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $249

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $202

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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