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

Olympus TG-610

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Olympus TG-610

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-610

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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 Significantly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $220.00 vs $268.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (around 20% 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 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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recommendations

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 8010:1/4s
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              TG-610:530 ms
              Tough 8010:1680 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              TG-610:190 g
              Tough 8010:215 g
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $299

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

              Waterproof

              $328 - $379

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $125

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $234

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $165

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $139 - $148

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $179

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 body only

              $1,268 - $2,700 with 24-70mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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