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Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
42
Overall
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 front
 
Olympus TG-630 iHS front
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
34
Overall
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Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Key Specs

Olympus TG-860
(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
  • 224g - 110 x 64 x 28mm
  • Introduced February 2015
  • New Model is Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-630 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 167g - 98 x 66 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Overview

Below is a extended overview of the Olympus TG-860 versus Olympus TG-630 iHS, both Waterproof cameras and both of them are created by Olympus. There exists a sizable gap among the image resolutions of the TG-860 (16MP) and TG-630 iHS (12MP) but they come with the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TG-860 was brought out 2 years later than the TG-630 iHS and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus TG-860 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus TG-630 iHS being a Compact camera.

Before delving through a thorough comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the TG-860 matches up versus the TG-630 iHS in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-860 over the Olympus TG-630 iHS

 TG-860 TG-630 iHS 
RevealedFebruary 2015January 2013More recent by 26 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-630 iHS over the Olympus TG-860

 TG-630 iHS TG-860 

Common features in the Olympus TG-860 and Olympus TG-630 iHS

 TG-860 TG-630 iHS 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Screen resolution460k460kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Physical Comparison

When you are intending to lug around your camera, you will have to factor in its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-860 enjoys external measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 224 grams (0.49 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-630 iHS has sizing of 98mm x 66mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9") with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

Compare the Olympus TG-860 versus Olympus TG-630 iHS in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select during that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the TG-860 vs the TG-630 iHS.

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-860 and TG-630 iHS is 91 and 94 respectively.

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to see the contrast in sensor measurements only by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph below should provide you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-860 and TG-630 iHS.

As you can see, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Olympus TG-860 to result in more detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The fresher TG-860 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Portrait photography information
Olympus TG-630 iHS Portrait photography information
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sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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comes with face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-860 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-630 iHS as a Street photography camera
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screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Sports photography details
Olympus TG-630 iHS Sports photography details
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has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery pack (220 shots)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-860
Travel photography with Olympus TG-630 iHS
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weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (21mm)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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environment sealing
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
low battery pack (220 shots)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-860
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-630 iHS
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really wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
39
quite wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
low battery pack (220 per charge)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-860
Vlogging with Olympus TG-630 iHS
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really wide (21mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
missing microphone socket
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quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of mic jack
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Olympus TG-860 vs Olympus TG-630 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-860 and Olympus TG-630 iHS
 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860Olympus TG-630 iHS
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Olympus TG-630 iHS
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2015-02-06 2013-01-08
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VII -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 125 100
RAW files
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
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 21-105mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.7 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 7.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m (at ISO 1600) -
Flash settings Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (60p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Yes None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 224g (0.49 lbs) 167g (0.37 lbs)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") 98 x 66 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9")
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 300 photos 220 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID Li-50B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $279 $200