Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 vs Olympus TG310

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.9 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

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Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.9 fps vs 4.6 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 172 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT10

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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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
              TG31096×63×23 mm
              DMC-FT10100×64×22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG31028 mm
              DMC-FT1035 mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG3103.6x
              DMC-FT104x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              TG310155 g
              DMC-FT10172 g
              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 DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $277

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30

              Waterproof

              $331

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $109 - $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Olympus mju Tough 8010

              Olympus mju Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $279 - $297

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

              Panasonic Lumix FT20

              Waterproof

              $324

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Panasonic Lumix FT25

              Waterproof

              $325

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $140 - $149

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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