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

Olympus TG-610

Winner
Olympus TG-610

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact 99x64x26 mm
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
530 ms shutter lag
Thin
Thickness
1"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$329.00 vs $363.74
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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-610:4s
              Tough 8010:1/4s
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG-610:530 ms
              Tough 8010:1680 ms
              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
              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
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-610:99x64x26 mm
              Tough 8010:95x62x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-610:1"
              Tough 8010:0.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $257

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $309

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $310

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

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

              Waterproof

              $570

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $162

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Olympus Stylus 1030 SW

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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