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

Olympus TG-610

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 99x64x26 mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
530 ms shutter lag
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $378.61 vs $405.40
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              TG-610:4s
              Tough 6020:1/4s
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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-610:720p @ 30fps
              Tough 6020:720p
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              Tough 6020:95x62x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-610:1"
              Tough 6020:0.9"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $349

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $175

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $97 - $188

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $150 - $192

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 7010

              Olympus Stylus 7010

              Compact

              $170

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $203

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $286 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Pentax Optio W90

              Pentax Optio W90

              Waterproof

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

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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.