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
 
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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
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 $349.00 vs $378.61
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The best price we've seen is $30 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 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
              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"
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              $405

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $145 - $169

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $281

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

              Olympus TG-610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6000

              Waterproof

              $329

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $192

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $250

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $440

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

              Waterproof

              $310

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

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