Updated (March, 2011): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 vs Olympus Tough TG-810

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
122 g
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus Tough 6020

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Weight Significantly lighter 122 g vs 215 g
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More than 40% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 0.3 fps
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More than 16.5x faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Olympus Tough 8010

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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $349.00 vs $405.40
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact 95x62x22 mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.9"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              1/4 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.9
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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 TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $379

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $199 - $269

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Olympus TG-630 iHS

              Waterproof

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $269

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $199 - $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus TG-620

              Olympus TG-620

              Waterproof

              $175

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 7010

              Olympus Stylus 7010

              Compact

              $175

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $349

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $203

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Pentax Optio W90

              Pentax Optio W90

              Waterproof

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $298 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Olympus Tough TG-810

              Waterproof

              $249

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              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
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $880

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              $146

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              annaks (11:43 AM, December 19, 2010)
              I love this website, so I would like to add these corrections!
              These two Olympus Stylus Tough Cameras do have significant differences.
              8010 vs 6020
              Waterproof 33 vs 16 ft
              Shockproof 6.6 vs 5 ft
              Crushproof 220 LBF vs not mentioned
              Internal mem. 2GB vs 1GB
              Size 3.9 x 2.5 x 0.94 vs 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.0
              Weight 7.6 vs 6.3 oz without batteries or card
              all according to specifications on the Olympus website.