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

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

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Olympus TG-610

71

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (100×65×26 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
 

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

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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
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
Significantly 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
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
              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
              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
              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-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $230

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

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $252

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $313

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $99 - $127

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $370

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus 770 SW

              Olympus Stylus 770 SW

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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