Olympus TG310 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Light-weight
Weight
155 g
Really small
Size
Compact (96×63×23 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great macro
Macro focus
2.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

Size
Really small
Compact (95×63×22 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

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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
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
95×63×22 mm vs 96×63×23 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG31096×63×23 mm
              Tough 600095×63×22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              TG310720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6000480p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              3.6x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG310155 g
              Tough 6000179 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $260

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

              Waterproof

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $219

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $209

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $159

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $353

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $247 - $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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