Updated (March, 2011): Compare the Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus TG310

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Olympus TG-310

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
670 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.9 fps vs 0.3 fps
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More than 19.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 155 g vs 215 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $178.61 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 8010

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Size Slightly smaller 95x62x22 mm vs 96x63x22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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 Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              TG310:2 cm
              Tough 8010:1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310:670 ms
              Tough 8010:1680 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              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 HD (720p) video Help
              TG310:720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010:720p
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              Tough 8010:5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310:f/3.5
              Tough 8010:f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              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
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $220

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

              Waterproof

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $122

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              appearance

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