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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 front
Portability
67
Imaging
45
Features
31
Overall
39

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 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
Sony H200
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-633mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 530g - 123 x 83 x 87mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Olympus TG-850 iHS versus Sony H200, one being a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Olympus and Sony. The image resolution of the TG-850 iHS (16MP) and the H200 (20MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras provide the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The TG-850 iHS was launched 13 months later than the H200 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus TG-850 iHS being a Compact camera and the Sony H200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving right into a in depth comparison, here is a simple view of how the TG-850 iHS scores against the H200 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-850 iHS over the Sony H200

 TG-850 iHS H200 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2013More recent by 13 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Sony H200 over the Olympus TG-850 iHS

 H200 TG-850 iHS 

Common features in the Olympus TG-850 iHS and Sony H200

 TG-850 iHS H200 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Screen resolution460k460kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera frequently, you should consider its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-850 iHS has exterior dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") having a weight of 218 grams (0.48 lbs) and the Sony H200 has measurements of 123mm x 83mm x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4") along with a weight of 530 grams (1.17 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus TG-850 iHS versus Sony H200 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are working with during that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the TG-850 iHS compared to the H200.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-850 iHS and H200 is 91 and 67 respectively.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to picture the difference in sensor measurements only by seeing specs. The visual here may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-850 iHS and H200.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You should expect the Sony H200 to produce extra detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The newer TG-850 iHS should have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Portrait photography info
Sony H200 Portrait photography info
35
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
38
MP count good (20MP)
offers face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Street photography camera
Sony H200 as a Street photography camera
69
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
45
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than average in class (530 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS Sports photography features
Sony H200 Sports photography features
51
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
weather proofing
good battery (330 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
47
excellent zoom range (24-633mm 26.4 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
offers tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (240 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-850 iHS
Travel photography with Sony H200
72
good battery (330 per charge)
weather proofing
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (21mm)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
53
MP count good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (633mm)
missing Timelapse function
bad battery life (240 CIPA)
more heavy than average in class (530 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
Sony H200 as a Landscape photography camera
50
pretty wide (21mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
weather proofing
good battery (330 per charge)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
41
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (20MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
bad battery life (240 CIPA)
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-850 iHS as a Vlogging camera
Sony H200 as a Vlogging camera
33
pretty wide (21mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
25
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone port
more heavy than average in class (530g)
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Olympus TG-850 iHS vs Sony H200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-850 iHS and Sony H200
 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHSSony Cyber-shot DSC-H200
General Information
Make Olympus Sony
Model Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-01-29 2013-01-08
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VII -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
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 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4616 x 3464 5184 x 2920
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-105mm (5.0x) 24-633mm (26.4x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.7 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus distance - 20cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT LCD ClearPhoto LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1/2s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter speed 7.0 frames per second 8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 6.80 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 218g (0.48 lbs) 530g (1.17 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") 123 x 83 x 87mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 3.4")
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 330 photographs 240 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack AA
Battery model LI-50B 4 x AA
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, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $250 $250