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

Olympus TG310 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5.9 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
670 ms shutter lag
Light-weight
Weight
155 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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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 significantly 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
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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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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG31096x63x22 mm
              Tough 801095x62x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310670 ms
              Tough 80101680 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG310720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG3103.6x
              Tough 80105x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310f/3.5
              Tough 8010f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $310

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              $289

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

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

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $152

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Compact

              $214

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $249

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $455 - $599 body only

              $585 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $533

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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