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

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Olympus TG-610

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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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
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
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
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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              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 80101/4s
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-6103.4 fps
              Tough 80100.3 fps
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-610720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010720p
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 801095×62×22 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-6101"
              Tough 80100.9"
              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 slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $416

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $370

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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 slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $234

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $510

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $215

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $379 - $431

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $279

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Pentax Optio WG-1

              Waterproof

              $531

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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