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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
670 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 179 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6000

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 95x63x22 mm vs 96x63x22 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $329.00 vs $518.44
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The best price we've seen is $189 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              2 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              TG310:720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6000:480p @ 30fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              3.6x

              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
              Tough 6000:95x63x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              TG310:Sensor shift
              Tough 6000:Sensor shift, Lens
              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
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $379

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $203

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $430

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

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $349

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $269

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $370

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $160 - $169

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus PEN E-P3

              Olympus PEN E-P3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $845 - $950 with 18-135mm lens

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

              appearance

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              discussion

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