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

Weight
Light-weight
155 g

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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
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
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
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
Significantly 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
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310f/3.5
              TG-610f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG3103.6x
              TG-6105x

              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

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $182

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $315

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $251

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              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 TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $403

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $230

              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

              $185

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $510

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Weight Heavier

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