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

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Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

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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
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Weight
Light-weight
122 g
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

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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
1.0 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
              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
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-610720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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-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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $202

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly 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

              $160

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $561

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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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.