Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-620 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Winner
Olympus TG-610

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

56

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
530 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
122 g

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-610

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1/4s
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16x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6020

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Size
Smaller
95x62x22 mm vs 99x64x26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
122 g vs 190 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1200s
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40% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-6104s
              Tough 60201/4s
              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-610720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020720p
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-61099x64x26 mm
              Tough 602095x62x22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-6101"
              Tough 60200.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $498

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $185

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $344 - $350

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $299

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $120

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus 7000

              Olympus Stylus 7000

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              SURF DUDE (3:26 PM, December 10, 2011)
              THE 6020 IS NOT WATERPROOF.. WATER CAME IN DOOR AND BROKE CAMERA 3 TIMES IN A MATTER OF 8 MONTHS.  RUINED CAMERA.  ALSO AUTOFOCUS IN MOVIES ISN'T GOOD AND PICTURES DON'T FOCUS PROPERLY ALL THE TIME AND IT'S SLOW TO TAKE A PICTURE..
              THE 8020 LOOKS LIKE IT HAS A BETTER LOCKING DOOR.