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Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 front
 
Olympus TG-310 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Key Specs

Olympus 8000
(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
  • 182g - 95 x 62 x 22mm
  • Introduced July 2009
  • Additionally referred to as mju Tough 8000
Olympus TG-310
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Launched January 2011
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Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Olympus 8000 and Olympus TG-310, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Waterproof and both of them are created by Olympus. The image resolution of the 8000 (12MP) and the TG-310 (14MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The 8000 was brought out 18 months earlier than the TG-310 making them a generation apart from each other. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the 8000 scores vs the TG-310 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 8000 over the Olympus TG-310

 8000 TG-310 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus 8000

 TG-310 8000 
LaunchedJanuary 2011July 2009More recent by 18 months

Common features in the Olympus 8000 and Olympus TG-310

 8000 TG-310 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display measurements
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to lug around your camera, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Olympus 8000 comes with physical measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 182 grams (0.40 lbs) and the Olympus TG-310 has proportions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs).

Compare the Olympus 8000 and Olympus TG-310 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the 8000 vs the TG-310.

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the 8000 and TG-310 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to picture the contrast between sensor measurements only by checking specs. The graphic below should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the 8000 and TG-310.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You should anticipate the Olympus TG-310 to give you extra detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The older 8000 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 sensor size comparison

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 8000 Portrait photography info
Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography info
21
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
33
MP count decent (14MP)
features face detection focusing
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus 8000
Street photography with Olympus TG-310
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than average (155 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus 8000
Sports photography with Olympus TG-310
34
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (150 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 8000 Travel photography information
Olympus TG-310 Travel photography information
61
environment sealing
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low MP (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
67
lighter than average (155g)
environment proof
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (150 CIPA)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus 8000
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-310
35
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
environment proof
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
not so great battery life (150 shots)
no Time Lapse mode
Photography Glossary

Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 8000 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus TG-310 as a Vlogging camera
28
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone jack
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focusing
lighter than average (155g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic socket
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Olympus 8000 vs Olympus TG-310 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 8000 and Olympus TG-310
 Olympus Stylus Tough 8000Olympus TG-310
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 Olympus TG-310
Also called as mju Tough 8000 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Introduced 2009-07-01 2011-01-06
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 -
Max resolution 3968 x 2976 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-102mm (3.6x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1/4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate - 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m 4.20 m
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 182 grams (0.40 lb) 155 grams (0.34 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 150 photos
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model - LI-42B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $380 $0