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Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810

Portability
79
Imaging
38
Features
31
Overall
35
Olympus SP-610UZ front
 
Olympus TG-810 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
37

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Key Specs

Olympus SP-610UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-616mm (F3.3-5.7) lens
  • 405g - 107 x 73 x 73mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Old Model is Olympus SP-600 UZ
  • Successor is Olympus SP-620 UZ
Olympus TG-810
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 215g - 100 x 65 x 26mm
  • Introduced August 2011
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Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Overview

The following is a in-depth comparison of the Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Waterproof and both of them are offered by Olympus. The image resolution of the SP-610UZ (14MP) and the TG-810 (14MP) is very comparable and they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SP-610UZ was introduced 7 months before the TG-810 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a detailed comparison, below is a short view of how the SP-610UZ matches up against the TG-810 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-610UZ over the Olympus TG-810

 SP-610UZ TG-810 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Olympus SP-610UZ

 TG-810 SP-610UZ 
IntroducedAugust 2011January 2011Newer by 7 months
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Olympus SP-610UZ and Olympus TG-810

 SP-610UZ TG-810 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus SP-610UZ comes with outside measurements of 107mm x 73mm x 73mm (4.2" x 2.9" x 2.9") along with a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs) while the Olympus TG-810 has measurements of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") and a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are working with at that time. Following is the front view proportions comparison of the SP-610UZ versus the TG-810.

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the SP-610UZ and TG-810 is 79 and 92 respectively.

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to see the difference in sensor dimensions only by seeing a spec sheet. The pic below might give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the SP-610UZ and TG-810.

Clearly, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same resolution therefore you should expect comparable quality of images but you should factor the production date of the cameras into account. The more aged SP-610UZ will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ Portrait photography info
Olympus TG-810 Portrait photography info
29
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
34
megapixel count decent (14MP)
provides face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ Street photography features
Olympus TG-810 Street photography features
50
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus SP-610UZ
Sports photography with Olympus TG-810
40
excellent zoom range (28-616mm 22.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
environment proof
slow frames per second (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low battery (220 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ Travel photography info
Olympus TG-810 Travel photography info
62
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
very long reach (616mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.3)
64
environment proof
megapixel count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
low battery (220 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-810 as a Landscape photography camera
41
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
43
really wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
environment proof
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
low battery (220 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-610UZ as a Vlogging camera
Olympus TG-810 as a Vlogging camera
26
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone port
30
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone support
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Olympus SP-610UZ vs Olympus TG-810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-610UZ and Olympus TG-810
 Olympus SP-610UZOlympus TG-810
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus SP-610UZ Olympus TG-810
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Announced 2011-01-06 2011-08-16
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 11 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-616mm (22.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.7 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT Color LCD TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.30 m 4.20 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 405 gr (0.89 lb) 215 gr (0.47 lb)
Dimensions 107 x 73 x 73mm (4.2" x 2.9" x 2.9") 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 340 images 220 images
Form of battery AA Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $299 $428