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

Panasonic Lumix TS20 vs Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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)
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 TS20

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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
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
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
              TS20101x58x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG3100.9"
              TS200.7"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG310155 g
              TS20142 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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
              TS204x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG310f/3.5
              TS20f/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

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

              Waterproof

              $226

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Olympus Stylus 7030

              Compact

              $214

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $152

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $169

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

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

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

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