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

67

Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

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
Lowest price Cheaper $149.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 40% 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 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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG310:0.9"
              TG-610:1"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299 - $329

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $185

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $199

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $319

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

              Ricoh Pentax GR Limited Edition

              Boutique

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $138 - $180

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,360 - $1,422 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

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