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Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
26
Overall
31
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Key Specs

Olympus Tough-3000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 159g - 96 x 65 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Also Known as mju Tough 3000
Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Introduced November 2011
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Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Olympus and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the Tough-3000 (12MP) and the 3D1 (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The Tough-3000 was brought out 22 months prior to the 3D1 making them a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a full comparison, here is a simple view of how the Tough-3000 scores versus the 3D1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus Tough-3000 over the Panasonic 3D1

 Tough-3000 3D1 

Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Olympus Tough-3000

 3D1 Tough-3000 
IntroducedNovember 2011January 2010More modern by 22 months
Display size3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus Tough-3000 and Panasonic 3D1

 Tough-3000 3D1 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Olympus Tough-3000 has outside measurements of 96mm x 65mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 0.9") and a weight of 159 grams (0.35 lbs) whilst the Panasonic 3D1 has proportions of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

Check the Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the Tough-3000 versus the 3D1.

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Tough-3000 and 3D1 is 94 and 93 respectively.

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes purely by reading through technical specs. The image below may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Tough-3000 and 3D1.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution so you can expect similar quality of photos however you may want to consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged Tough-3000 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 sensor size comparison

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus Tough-3000
Portrait photography with Panasonic 3D1
21
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
27
provides face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus Tough-3000 Street photography features
Panasonic 3D1 Street photography features
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
61
image stabilization (Optical)
features focus by touch
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus Tough-3000 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic 3D1 as a Sports photography camera
36
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
weather proof
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
30
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery (200 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus Tough-3000
Travel photography with Panasonic 3D1
61
weather proof
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low resolution (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5)
59
features focus by touch
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
not so great battery (200 per charge)
low megapixels (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus Tough-3000 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic 3D1 Landscape photography factors
35
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
36
decently wide (25mm)
screen larger than average (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
not so great battery (200 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus Tough-3000
Vlogging with Panasonic 3D1
28
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone port
34
decently wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone jack
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Olympus Tough-3000 vs Panasonic 3D1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus Tough-3000 and Panasonic 3D1
 Olympus Stylus Tough-3000Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
General Information
Company Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
Otherwise known as mju Tough 3000 -
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2010-01-07 2011-11-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3968 x 2976 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 23
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing range 2cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3.5"
Resolution of display 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1300s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
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, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 159g (0.35 pounds) 193g (0.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 65 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 0.9") 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" 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 - 200 pictures
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $0 $670