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Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30
Olympus FE-4030 front
 
Olympus TG-610 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Key Specs

Olympus FE-4030
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-105mm (F2.6-5.9) lens
  • 146g - 93 x 56 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2010
Olympus TG-610
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 190g - 96 x 65 x 26mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Overview

In this write-up, we will be matching up the Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof and both of them are produced by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the FE-4030 (14MP) and the TG-610 (14MP) is pretty well matched and they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FE-4030 was unveiled 12 months earlier than the TG-610 which means that they are of a similar age. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a quick overview of how the FE-4030 scores vs the TG-610 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-4030 over the Olympus TG-610

 FE-4030 TG-610 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus FE-4030

 TG-610 FE-4030 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2010Newer by 12 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Olympus FE-4030 and Olympus TG-610

 FE-4030 TG-610 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus FE-4030 comes with external dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-610 has specifications of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") and a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the FE-4030 compared to the TG-610.

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the FE-4030 and TG-610 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 top view buttons comparison

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by checking technical specs. The image below will give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the FE-4030 and TG-610.

As you can tell, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels therefore you can expect similar quality of photographs although you would want to take the age of the products into consideration. The more aged FE-4030 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 Portrait photography advice
Olympus TG-610 Portrait photography advice
28
megapixel count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
33
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 Street photography factors
Olympus TG-610 Street photography factors
48
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus FE-4030
Sports photography with Olympus TG-610
35
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
has tracking focus
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery power (210 per charge)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus FE-4030
Travel photography with Olympus TG-610
65
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
64
weather sealing
good megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (210 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-4030 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus TG-610 Landscape photography highlights
33
quite wide (26mm)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
43
fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
weather sealing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
bad battery power (210 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus FE-4030
Vlogging with Olympus TG-610
26
quite wide (26mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.6)
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic socket
30
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic port
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Olympus FE-4030 vs Olympus TG-610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-4030 and Olympus TG-610
 Olympus FE-4030Olympus TG-610
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus FE-4030 Olympus TG-610
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Announced 2010-01-07 2011-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-105mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.6-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing range 4cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m 4.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146g (0.32 pounds) 190g (0.42 pounds)
Dimensions 93 x 56 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0")
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 - 210 photographs
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID - LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $130 $223