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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus TG310 over 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
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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              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $178 - $190

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $150 - $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $132

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $180

              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $240 - $380

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $330

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $142

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Much lower true resolution

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $290

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $254

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $269

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $139

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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