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Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
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Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Key Specs

Olympus 6010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
  • Introduced July 2009
  • Alternative Name is mju Tough 6010
Olympus TG-850 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
  • 218g - 110 x 64 x 28mm
  • Released January 2014
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Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS, both Waterproof cameras and both are built by Olympus. There is a crucial difference among the image resolutions of the 6010 (12MP) and TG-850 iHS (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The 6010 was unveiled 5 years before the TG-850 iHS which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a concise summation of how the 6010 grades against the TG-850 iHS in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 6010 over the Olympus TG-850 iHS

 6010 TG-850 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-850 iHS over the Olympus 6010

 TG-850 iHS 6010 
ReleasedJanuary 2014July 2009Newer by 55 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 6010 and Olympus TG-850 iHS

 6010 TG-850 iHS 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Olympus 6010 provides physical measurements of 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Olympus TG-850 iHS has measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the 6010 vs the TG-850 iHS.

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the 6010 and TG-850 iHS is 94 and 91 respectively.

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by going through a spec sheet. The image underneath should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the 6010 and TG-850 iHS.

As you can see, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Olympus TG-850 iHS to show more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots a little more aggressively. The more aged 6010 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus 6010
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-850 iHS
21
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
35
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus 6010 Street photography info
Olympus TG-850 iHS Street photography info
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
69
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment proofing
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 6010 Sports photography details
Olympus TG-850 iHS Sports photography details
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
51
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
good battery (330 shots)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 6010 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-850 iHS Travel photography advice
61
weather sealing
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
MP count low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
72
good battery (330 CIPA)
environment proofing
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (21mm)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 6010 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
35
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual mode not available
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
50
pretty wide (21mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
environment proofing
good battery (330 per charge)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 6010 Vlogging highlights
Olympus TG-850 iHS Vlogging highlights
28
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
33
pretty wide (21mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
lack of external microphone jack
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Olympus 6010 vs Olympus TG-850 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 6010 and Olympus TG-850 iHS
 Olympus Stylus Tough 6010Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS
Alternate name mju Tough 6010 -
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2009-07-17 2014-01-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III TruePic VII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 3968 x 2976 4616 x 3464
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 64 125
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 21-105mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/3.5-5.7
Macro focus distance 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/4s 1/2s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed - 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Yes
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 179 gr (0.39 lb) 218 gr (0.48 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 63 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1")
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 - 330 images
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50C LI-50B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $0 $250