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

Olympus TG310 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Winner
Olympus TG-310

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

58

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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
Really small
Size
Compact 96x63x22 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
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
$339.99 vs $518.44
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The best price we've seen is $178 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              TG310:$518.44
              Tough 8010:$339.99
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $177

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              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

              $248

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $392

              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-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $480

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

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

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

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $344

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $400

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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