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
Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
360 ms shutter lag
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG310

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.9 fps

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG310

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
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 slightly 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
Lens vs Sensor shift
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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
              TG310:96x63x22 mm
              DMC-FT10:100x64x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310:670 ms
              DMC-FT10:360 ms
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              TG310:28 mm
              DMC-FT10:35 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TG310:3.6x
              DMC-FT10:4x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              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

              $231

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $254

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $263 - $298

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $241

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350 - $360

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              $540

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $120

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

              Waterproof

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

              Panasonic Lumix FT20

              Waterproof

              $221

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3

              Waterproof

              $275

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $319

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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