Updated (March 2011): Compare the Olympus TG-610 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

60

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Light-weight
Weight
190 g
Really small
Size
Compact (100×65×26 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×22 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g

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Advantages of the Olympus TG-610

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Screen resolution
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $189 cheaper (around 50% less)
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
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
Significantly 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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              TG-6103.4 fps
              Tough 80100.3 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              TG-610720p @ 30fps
              Tough 8010720p
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $338 - $379

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              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
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $194

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              $260

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker

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