Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic Lumix TS25

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
 
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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)
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.9 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 101x58x19 mm vs 96x63x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $109.95 vs $248.00
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (2.3x less)
Weight Slightly lighter 142 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG310:0.9"
              TS20:0.7"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              TS20:4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310:f/3.5
              TS20:f/3.9

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              TS20:101x58x19 mm
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG310:155 g
              TS20:142 g
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $217 - $380

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $188

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $399 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $875

              Aperture Wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $159 - $180

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $310 - $410

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $200

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

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              Olympus TG-310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
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