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

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Weight
Light-weight
155 g

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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
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 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
              TG31096x63x22 mm
              DMC-FT10100x64x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG310670 ms
              DMC-FT10360 ms
              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
              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
              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

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

              Panasonic Lumix FT20

              Waterproof

              $324

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

              Panasonic Lumix FT4

              Waterproof

              $324

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Panasonic Lumix FT5

              Waterproof

              $220

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

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

              Olympus TG-310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Olympus mju Tough 3000

              Waterproof

              $251

              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $249 - $330

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom

              Compact

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Kodak Slice

              Kodak Slice

              Compact

              $199

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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