Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-620 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus TG-610

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 over the Olympus TG-610.
 
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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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 0.3 fps
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Around 11.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 190 g vs 215 g
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More than 10% lighter
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 8010

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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
Thickness Thinner 0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
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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 8010:1/4s
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        TG-610:530 ms
        Tough 8010:1680 ms
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        TG-610:3.4 fps
        Tough 8010:0.3 fps
        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 8010:720p
        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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Size Fairly small Help
        TG-610:99x64x26 mm
        Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        TG-610:1"
        Tough 8010:0.9"
        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

        $299

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $299 - $319

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

        Olympus TG-620

        Waterproof

        $210

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

        Waterproof

        $249 - $269

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $199

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $204

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

        Olympus Stylus Tough 6010

        Waterproof

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records lower quality movies

        Olympus TG-610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus TG-320

        Olympus Tough TG-320

        Waterproof

        $211

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Olympus SP-800 UZ

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

        Waterproof

        $448

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker

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