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 resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
 
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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
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 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
Lowest price Cheaper $204.20 vs $276.14
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The best price we've seen is $72 cheaper (around 30% 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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $211

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $449

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $339

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              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

              $329

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X-E2

              Fujifilm X-E2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon 1 AW1

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $697 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $195

              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $129 - $169

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

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $441

              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $207

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger

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