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

Size
Really small
Compact 96x63x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
2 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)
Macro focus Significantly 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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Weight Slightly lighter 142 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $140.00 vs $204.20
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The best price we've seen is $64 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 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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310:f/3.5
              TS20:f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              TS20:4x

              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
              TS20:101x58x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              TG310:Sensor shift
              TS20:Lens
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG310:28 mm
              TS20:25 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $131 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $298 - $348

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $211

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $211

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $340

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $352

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $276

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $195

              Size Slightly larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $209

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Thickness Thicker

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