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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
13
Overall
26

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Key Specs

Olympus TG-850 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
  • 218g - 110 x 64 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2014
Panasonic FP1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 151g - 99 x 59 x 19mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Overview

Below is a in-depth review of the Olympus TG-850 iHS versus Panasonic FP1, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a sizable gap among the image resolutions of the TG-850 iHS (16MP) and FP1 (12MP) but they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TG-850 iHS was unveiled 4 years later than the FP1 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus TG-850 iHS being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FP1 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before going in to a in-depth comparison, below is a concise view of how the TG-850 iHS matches up versus the FP1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-850 iHS over the Panasonic FP1

 TG-850 iHS FP1 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014January 2010More recent by 50 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP1 over the Olympus TG-850 iHS

 FP1 TG-850 iHS 

Common features in the Olympus TG-850 iHS and Panasonic FP1

 TG-850 iHS FP1 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera, you'll have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Olympus TG-850 iHS provides outside dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") and a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) and the Panasonic FP1 has dimensions of 99mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 151 grams (0.33 lbs).

Check out the Olympus TG-850 iHS versus Panasonic FP1 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have chosen during that time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the TG-850 iHS and the FP1.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-850 iHS and FP1 is 91 and 95 respectively.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to see the difference in sensor measurements only by checking out specifications. The photograph below will provide you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-850 iHS and FP1.

To sum up, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Olympus TG-850 iHS to show more detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The fresher TG-850 iHS is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FP1 as a Portrait photography camera
35
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-850 iHS
Street photography with Panasonic FP1
69
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
55
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than average (151g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Sports photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Sports photography highlights
51
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery life (330 shots)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
25
image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FP1 as a Travel photography camera
72
better than average battery life (330 shots)
weather proof
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (21mm)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
50
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than average (151g)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FP1 Landscape photography highlights
50
reasonably wide (21mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
weather proof
better than average battery life (330 CIPA)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
28
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Vlogging details
Panasonic FP1 Vlogging details
33
reasonably wide (21mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
no microphone support
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic port
heavier than average (151g)
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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Panasonic FP1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-850 iHS and Panasonic FP1
 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHSPanasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
Type Waterproof Ultracompact
Revealed 2014-01-29 2010-01-06
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic VII Venus Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4616 x 3464 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 9
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 21-105mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.7 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing distance - 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1/2 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter speed 7.0fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.90 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Yes None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 218g (0.48 lb) 151g (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") 99 x 59 x 19mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 330 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID LI-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $250 $153