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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS front
 
Pentax Q7 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
54
Overall
43

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 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
  • Announced January 2014
Pentax Q7
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 200g - 102 x 58 x 34mm
  • Introduced August 2013
  • Superseded the Pentax Q10
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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Olympus TG-850 iHS and Pentax Q7, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by companies Olympus and Pentax. There exists a substantial gap between the resolutions of the TG-850 iHS (16MP) and Q7 (12MP) and the TG-850 iHS (1/2.3") and Q7 (1/1.7") posses totally different sensor size.

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The TG-850 iHS was launched 6 months later than the Q7 and they are both of a similar age. The two cameras feature different body design with the Olympus TG-850 iHS being a Compact camera and the Pentax Q7 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick summation of how the TG-850 iHS grades versus the Q7 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-850 iHS over the Pentax Q7

 TG-850 iHS Q7 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Pentax Q7 over the Olympus TG-850 iHS

 Q7 TG-850 iHS 
Manually focus More accurate focusing

Common features in the Olympus TG-850 iHS and Pentax Q7

 TG-850 iHS Q7 
IntroducedJanuary 2014August 2013Similar age
Display size3"3"Same display size
Display resolution460k460kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-850 iHS has got external measurements 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 Pentax Q7 has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3") having a weight of 200 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the TG-850 iHS versus the Q7.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-850 iHS and Q7 is 91 and 92 respectively.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to see the gap between sensor sizing only by looking at specs. The graphic underneath will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-850 iHS and Q7.

All in all, each of the cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The TG-850 iHS because of its tinier sensor will make getting bokeh harder and the Olympus TG-850 iHS will give you more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop images a good deal more aggressively.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Portrait photography features
Pentax Q7 Portrait photography features
35
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
48
you can focus manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
supports face detection focus
saves RAW files
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Street photography features
Pentax Q7 Street photography features
69
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
69
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
saves RAW files
lighter than average (200g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Sports photography camera
Pentax Q7 as a Sports photography camera
51
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
environment proof
great battery pack (330 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
32
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames per second)
MP count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
bad battery (250 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Travel photography highlights
Pentax Q7 Travel photography highlights
72
great battery pack (330 per charge)
environment proof
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (21mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
60
lighter than average (200g)
built-in flash
bad battery (250 shots)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Landscape photography details
Pentax Q7 Landscape photography details
50
really wide (21mm)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
environment proof
great battery pack (330 shots)
manual focus not available
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
55
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax Q mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
saves RAW files
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
bad battery (250 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Vlogging features
Pentax Q7 Vlogging features
33
really wide (21mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have mic port
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average (200 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
no external mic support
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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Pentax Q7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-850 iHS and Pentax Q7
 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHSPentax Q7
General Information
Brand Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Pentax Q7
Class Waterproof Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2014-01-29 2013-08-08
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4616 x 3464 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Min native ISO 125 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Pentax Q
Lens focal range 21-105mm (5.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.5-5.7 -
Amount of lenses - 8
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT LCD TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (optional)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/2 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 4.90 m (ISO100/m)
Flash options - P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) FullHD(1920x1080, 30fps/25fps/24fps), HD(1280x720,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA(640x480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Yes 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 218 grams (0.48 pounds) 200 grams (0.44 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") 102 x 58 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3")
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 photographs 250 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B D-LI68
Self timer Yes (2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval)) Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $250 $480