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Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
42
Overall
41
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
26
Overall
37

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Key Specs

Olympus TG-860
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-105mm (F3.5-5.7) lens
  • 224g - 110 x 64 x 28mm
  • Announced February 2015
  • Later Model is Olympus TG-870
Sony W810
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-162mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 111g - 97 x 56 x 21mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Overview

Let's examine more closely at the Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Ultracompact by manufacturers Olympus and Sony. The resolution of the TG-860 (16MP) and the W810 (20MP) is pretty similar and they come with the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-860 was released 14 months after the W810 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before going through a complete comparison, below is a short summation of how the TG-860 scores vs the W810 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-860 over the Sony W810

 TG-860 W810 
IntroducedFebruary 2015January 2014More modern by 14 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W810 over the Olympus TG-860

 W810 TG-860 

Common features in the Olympus TG-860 and Sony W810

 TG-860 W810 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera often, you are going to need to consider its weight and size. The Olympus TG-860 provides external dimensions of 110mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 224 grams (0.49 lbs) and the Sony W810 has specifications of 97mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the TG-860 and the W810.

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-860 and W810 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to imagine the gap between sensor sizes purely by going over a spec sheet. The picture underneath should provide you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-860 and W810.

Clearly, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can expect the Sony W810 to offer you extra detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The newer TG-860 provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Portrait photography information
Sony W810 Portrait photography information
36
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers face detect focus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
38
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Street photography info
Sony W810 Street photography info
69
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
59
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Sports photography factors
Sony W810 Sports photography factors
49
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
weather sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Travel photography factors
Sony W810 Travel photography factors
71
weather sealing
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (21mm)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
67
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (27mm)
missing Timelapse function
does not have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-860 Landscape photography details
Sony W810 Landscape photography details
48
pretty wide (21mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
41
really wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (20MP)
manual focus not available
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-860
Vlogging with Sony W810
33
pretty wide (21mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone support
32
really wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone jack
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Olympus TG-860 vs Sony W810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-860 and Sony W810
 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
General Information
Company Olympus Sony
Model Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
Type Waterproof Ultracompact
Announced 2015-02-06 2014-01-07
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII -
Sensor type 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 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-105mm (5.0x) 27-162mm (6.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.7 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focus range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 2s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter speed 7.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (at ISO 1600) 3.20 m (with ISO auto)
Flash settings Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (60p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 H.264
Microphone 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 224 gr (0.49 pounds) 111 gr (0.24 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.1") 97 x 56 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 300 photos 200 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-50B NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $279 $100