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Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A2200 front
 
Olympus TG-310 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Key Specs

Canon A2200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 135g - 93 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2011
Olympus TG-310
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Overview

Below, we are matching up the Canon A2200 and Olympus TG-310, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Waterproof by rivals Canon and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the A2200 (14MP) and the TG-310 (14MP) is very close and they feature the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A2200 was released about the same time to the TG-310 which means that they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a thorough comparison, below is a simple overview of how the A2200 grades versus the TG-310 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2200 over the Olympus TG-310

 A2200 TG-310 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Canon A2200

 TG-310 A2200 

Common features in the Canon A2200 and Olympus TG-310

 A2200 TG-310 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2011Same age
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display measurements
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and size. The Canon A2200 comes with exterior dimensions of 93mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) and the Olympus TG-310 has specifications of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing at that moment. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the A2200 versus the TG-310.

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the A2200 and TG-310 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by looking through technical specs. The pic below will provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the A2200 and TG-310.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact MP therefore you can expect comparable quality of photographs though you might want to factor the launch date of the cameras into account.

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 sensor size comparison

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2200 Portrait photography information
Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography information
33
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
offers face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
33
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A2200 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-310 as a Street photography camera
55
lighter than others (135g)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than competition in class (155g)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2200 Sports photography info
Olympus TG-310 Sports photography info
37
megapixel count good (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (280 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
bad battery power (150 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2200 Travel photography info
Olympus TG-310 Travel photography info
70
better than average battery power (280 per charge)
lighter than others (135g)
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
67
lighter than competition in class (155g)
environment proof
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (150 shots)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2200 Landscape photography information
Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography information
36
decently wide (28mm)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
better than average battery power (280 per charge)
manual focus not available
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse function
39
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
environment proof
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
bad battery power (150 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A2200
Vlogging with Olympus TG-310
30
decently wide (28mm)
offers face detection autofocus
lighter than others (135g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic jack
32
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than competition in class (155g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic jack
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Canon A2200 vs Olympus TG-310 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2200 and Olympus TG-310
 Canon PowerShot A2200Olympus TG-310
General Information
Brand Name Canon Olympus
Model type Canon PowerShot A2200 Olympus TG-310
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Revealed 2011-01-05 2011-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-102mm (3.6x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 4.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135g (0.30 pounds) 155g (0.34 pounds)
Dimensions 93 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 280 photos 150 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-8L LI-42B
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
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