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

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.99 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% 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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              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
              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 Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              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

              $249

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $135 - $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

              Panasonic Lumix TS20

              Waterproof

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $229 - $299

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $162

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $184

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $548

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus FE-360

              Olympus FE-360

              Compact

              $150

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-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

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

              Waterproof

              $420

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $180

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $167 - $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger

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