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

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG310

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Olympus TG-610

71

Olympus TG-310

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.9 fps
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

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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.

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
96×63×23 mm vs 100×65×26 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" 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
              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
              1. 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
              TG31096×63×23 mm
              TG-610100×65×26 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 Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              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 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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger

              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-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $333

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $269 - $297

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $144 - $170

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

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos

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