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Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6

Portability
78
Imaging
37
Features
34
Overall
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Olympus SP-810 UZ front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
45
Overall
42

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Key Specs

Olympus SP-810 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-864mm (F2.9-5.7) lens
  • 413g - 106 x 76 x 74mm
  • Announced July 2011
  • Replaced the Olympus SP-800 UZ
Panasonic TS6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Introduced January 2015
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Previous Model is Panasonic TS5
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Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Overview

The following is a comprehensive assessment of the Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Waterproof by brands Olympus and Panasonic. The resolution of the SP-810 UZ (14MP) and the TS6 (16MP) is relatively similar and both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SP-810 UZ was released 4 years prior to the TS6 which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus SP-810 UZ being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic TS6 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight to a full comparison, here is a short summation of how the SP-810 UZ grades vs the TS6 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-810 UZ over the Panasonic TS6

 SP-810 UZ TS6 

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Olympus SP-810 UZ

 TS6 SP-810 UZ 
IntroducedJanuary 2015July 2011Newer by 41 months
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus SP-810 UZ and Panasonic TS6

 SP-810 UZ TS6 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus SP-810 UZ comes with exterior dimensions of 106mm x 76mm x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9") along with a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) while the Panasonic TS6 has sizing of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") and a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 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 differ depending on the lens you select at that moment. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the SP-810 UZ against the TS6.

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the SP-810 UZ and TS6 is 78 and 91 respectively.

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very tough to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions just by reviewing a spec sheet. The image here may give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the SP-810 UZ and TS6.

As you can see, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You should count on the Panasonic TS6 to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures way more aggressively. The more aged SP-810 UZ is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Portrait photography camera
33
MP count decent (14MP)
includes face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
37
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Street photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Street photography camera
50
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Sports photography camera
40
long zoom range (24-864mm 36.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,200 seconds)
slow continuous shooting (0.7 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
48
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features tracking focus
weather sealing
good battery power (370 shots)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300 seconds)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ Travel photography information
Panasonic TS6 Travel photography information
61
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
great zoom (864mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
73
good battery power (370 shots)
weather sealing
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Landscape photography camera
40
really wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
no manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
52
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
weather sealing
good battery power (370 shots)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic TS6 as a Vlogging camera
27
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone port
33
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone support
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Olympus SP-810 UZ vs Panasonic TS6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-810 UZ and Panasonic TS6
 Olympus SP-810 UZPanasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
General Information
Company Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus SP-810 UZ Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FT6
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Announced 2011-07-27 2015-01-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 23
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-864mm (36.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Highest aperture f/2.9-5.7 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1/4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1200 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 0.7 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.20 m 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 413g (0.91 lb) 214g (0.47 lb)
Physical dimensions 106 x 76 x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 - 370 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $280 $300