Updated (February 2011): Compare the Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

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Olympus TG-610

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (100×65×26 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
122 g

Items often bought with the TG-610 or Tough 6020

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Advantages of the Olympus TG-610

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
95×62×22 mm vs 100×65×26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
Significantly 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-610720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020720p
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-610100×65×26 mm
              Tough 602095×62×22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-6101"
              Tough 60200.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $369

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $194

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $399

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 AW1

              Nikon 1 AW1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $697 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax Optio W90

              Pentax Optio W90

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $179

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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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.