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

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 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
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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
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.9"
        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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        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-810

        Olympus Tough TG-810

        Waterproof

        $249

        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 TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $349 - $880

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

        Waterproof

        $310

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $109 - $169

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        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
        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Olympus TG-630 iHS

        Waterproof

        $149

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $199 - $238

        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

        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
        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

        Waterproof

        $162

        Size Slightly larger
        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
        Olympus TG-320

        Olympus Tough TG-320

        Waterproof

        $203

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Olympus TG-1 iHS

        Olympus TG-1 iHS

        Waterproof

        $580

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Nikon Coolpix S8100

        Travel zoom

        $250

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $199 - $269

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $146

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Size Larger
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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