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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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
Lighter
155 g vs 215 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 8010

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
95x62x22 mm vs 96x63x22 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              TG310:2 cm
              Tough 8010:1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310:670 ms
              Tough 8010:1680 ms
              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 HD (720p) video Help
              TG310:720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010:720p
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310:f/3.5
              Tough 8010:f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              Tough 8010:5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Common Weaknesses
              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 Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $248

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149 - $178

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              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

              $310

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $364

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $361

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $200

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Olympus Stylus 850 SW

              Waterproof

              $390

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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