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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6

Portability
65
Imaging
41
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus E-330 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-6 front
Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
54
Overall
45

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Key Specs

Olympus E-330
(Full Review)
  • 7MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 400 (Increase to 1600)
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 616g - 140 x 87 x 72mm
  • Revealed March 2006
  • Other Name is EVOLT E-330
  • Older Model is Olympus E-300
  • Newer Model is Olympus E-450
Olympus TG-6
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 253g - 113 x 66 x 32mm
  • Released May 2019
  • Succeeded the Olympus TG-5
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Olympus E-330 versus Olympus TG-6, one being a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Waterproof and both are created by Olympus. There is a sizeable difference among the image resolutions of the E-330 (7MP) and TG-6 (12MP) and the E-330 (Four Thirds) and TG-6 (1/2.3") have different sensor sizing.

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The E-330 was brought out 14 years earlier than the TG-6 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Olympus E-330 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus TG-6 being a Compact camera.

Before we go right into a complete comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the E-330 grades vs the TG-6 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-330 over the Olympus TG-6

 E-330 TG-6 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-6 over the Olympus E-330

 TG-6 E-330 
ReleasedMay 2019March 2006Fresher by 160 months
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1040k215kSharper display (+825k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-330 and Olympus TG-6

 E-330 TG-6 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera, you will want to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus E-330 features external dimensions of 140mm x 87mm x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") and a weight of 616 grams (1.36 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-6 has measurements of 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") having a weight of 253 grams (0.56 lbs).

See the Olympus E-330 versus Olympus TG-6 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the E-330 vs the TG-6.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the E-330 and TG-6 is 65 and 90 respectively.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to picture the contrast in sensor sizing purely by going through specs. The photograph below should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the E-330 and TG-6.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The E-330 because of its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Olympus TG-6 will show more detail having its extra 5 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics more aggressively. The older E-330 will be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-330 Portrait photography details
Olympus TG-6 Portrait photography details
54
manual focus
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
megapixel count low (7 megapixels)
40
has manual focus
supports face detect focus
saves RAW formats
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-330 Street photography information
Olympus TG-6 Street photography information
60
tilting screen
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competition in class (616 grams)
lack of image stabilization
max ISO too low (400)
65
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than average (253 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-330
Sports photography with Olympus TG-6
40
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has phase detect auto focus
max fps very slow (3.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (7MP)
47
max frames per second high (20.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
environment proof
good battery (340 CIPA)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus E-330
Travel photography with Olympus TG-6
50
lighter than competition in class (616 grams)
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (7 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
68
good battery (340 CIPA)
environment proof
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than average (253 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-330 Landscape photography factors
Olympus TG-6 Landscape photography factors
45
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
small screen (2.5")
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (7MP)
max ISO too low (400)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
57
has manual focus
really wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
good battery (340 shots)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-330 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-6 Vlogging info
9
no video shooting
34
really wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone socket
more heavy than average (253g)
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Olympus E-330 vs Olympus TG-6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-330 and Olympus TG-6
 Olympus E-330Olympus Tough TG-6
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-330 Olympus Tough TG-6
Alternate name EVOLT E-330 -
Type Advanced DSLR Waterproof
Revealed 2006-03-18 2019-05-22
Physical type Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - TruePic VIII
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 7 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3136 x 2352 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 400 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 1600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 3 25
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Available lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 215 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.47x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per sec 20.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync. (1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Fill- in, Manual, Flash Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PC
Maximum video resolution None 3840x2160
Video format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Built-in
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 616g (1.36 pounds) 253g (0.56 pounds)
Physical dimensions 140 x 87 x 72mm (5.5" x 3.4" x 2.8") 113 x 66 x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
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 - 340 pictures
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I support)
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $1,100 $449