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Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 front
 
Samsung NX210 front
Portability
90
Imaging
62
Features
57
Overall
60

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Key Specs

Olympus 6010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
  • Announced July 2009
  • Alternate Name is mju Tough 6010
Samsung NX210
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 222g - 117 x 63 x 37mm
  • Revealed August 2012
  • Succeeded the Samsung NX200
  • Renewed by Samsung NX300
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Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Overview

Below is a extensive comparison of the Olympus 6010 and Samsung NX210, former being a Waterproof while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals Olympus and Samsung. There is a substantial difference between the sensor resolutions of the 6010 (12MP) and NX210 (20MP) and the 6010 (1/2.3") and NX210 (APS-C) provide different sensor sizing.

Photography Glossary

The 6010 was manufactured 4 years prior to the NX210 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Olympus 6010 being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX210 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going straight to a thorough comparison, here is a concise overview of how the 6010 matches up vs the NX210 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 6010 over the Samsung NX210

 6010 NX210 

Reasons to pick Samsung NX210 over the Olympus 6010

 NX210 6010 
RevealedAugust 2012July 2009More recent by 37 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution614k230kCrisper screen (+384k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 6010 and Samsung NX210

 6010 NX210 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Olympus 6010 offers external measurements of 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Samsung NX210 has measurements of 117mm x 63mm x 37mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.5") along with a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs).

Look at the Olympus 6010 and Samsung NX210 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have chosen at that time. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the 6010 versus the NX210.

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the 6010 and NX210 is 94 and 90 respectively.

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to picture the contrast between sensor measurements merely by looking at a spec sheet. The photograph below might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the 6010 and NX210.

Clearly, each of the cameras have different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The 6010 due to its tinier sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF tougher and the Samsung NX210 will resolve more detail due to its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The older 6010 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 sensor size comparison

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 6010 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung NX210 as a Portrait photography camera
21
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
77
manual focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus 6010 Street photography info
Samsung NX210 Street photography info
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
73
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lighter than competition in class (222g)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus 6010
Sports photography with Samsung NX210
34
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
56
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus 6010
Travel photography with Samsung NX210
61
environment proofing
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
68
lighter than competition in class (222 grams)
good MP (20 megapixels)
no Time Lapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 6010 Landscape photography info
Samsung NX210 Landscape photography info
35
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7")
no manual control
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse function
71
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 6010 as a Vlogging camera
Samsung NX210 as a Vlogging camera
28
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone support
34
includes face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (222g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
no mic socket
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Olympus 6010 vs Samsung NX210 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 6010 and Samsung NX210
 Olympus Stylus Tough 6010Samsung NX210
General Information
Make Olympus Samsung
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 Samsung NX210
Also called mju Tough 6010 -
Class Waterproof Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2009-07-17 2012-08-14
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3968 x 2976 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 15
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.1 -
Macro focusing distance 2cm -
Available lenses - 32
Crop factor 5.8 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - Active Matrix OLED screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/4s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate - 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 179 grams (0.39 lb) 222 grams (0.49 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 63 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") 117 x 63 x 37mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 71
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.5
DXO Low light rating not tested 719
Other
Battery life - 330 images
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50C BC1030
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $0 $625