Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
670 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact 95x63x22 mm
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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        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

        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 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
        Nikon Coolpix S31

        Nikon Coolpix S31

        Waterproof

        $249

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $97 - $188

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Olympus TG-310 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

        Waterproof

        $224

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

        Panasonic Lumix TS20

        Waterproof

        $119 - $215

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $109 - $169

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $2,997 body only

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Olympus Stylus 840

        Olympus Stylus 840

        Compact

        $397

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $199 - $269

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Olympus Stylus 790 SW

        Olympus Stylus 790 SW

        Waterproof

        $203

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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