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

Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
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
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $349.00 vs $518.44
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The best price we've seen is $169 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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 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 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 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 Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199

              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 TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $440

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $188

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $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-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              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 Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              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 Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $405

              Weight Significantly lighter
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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