Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic Lumix FT25

Panasonic Lumix FT20 vs Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FT20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

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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 faster
5.9 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Panasonic FT20

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
101x58x19 mm vs 96x63x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
142 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              FT20101x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG3100.9"
              FT200.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG310155 g
              FT20142 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              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
              FT204x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310f/3.5
              FT20f/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

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $298

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $331

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $310

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $257

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Ricoh WG-20

              Ricoh WG-20

              Waterproof

              $132 - $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A310

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung WP10

              Samsung WP10

              Waterproof

              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $278

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $340 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

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