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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus TG-320 front
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
36

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Key Specs

Olympus TG-310
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2011
Olympus TG-320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Overview

In this article, we are evaluating the Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320, both Waterproof cameras and both of them are manufactured by Olympus. The image resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the TG-320 (14MP) is fairly comparable and they enjoy the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was manufactured 12 months before the TG-320 and they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple summary of how the TG-310 matches up vs the TG-320 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus TG-320

 TG-310 TG-320 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-320 over the Olympus TG-310

 TG-320 TG-310 
LaunchedJanuary 2012January 2011More recent by 12 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-320

 TG-310 TG-320 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display size
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to lug around your camera frequently, you are going to need to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-310 features external dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Olympus TG-320 has proportions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is the front view scale comparison of the TG-310 vs the TG-320.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-310 and TG-320 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements simply by checking out a spec sheet. The visual here may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the TG-310 and TG-320.

Clearly, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of photographs however you would want to take the production date of the cameras into account. The older TG-310 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography info
Olympus TG-320 Portrait photography info
33
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
34
megapixel count good (14MP)
has face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-320 as a Street photography camera
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
lighter than competitors (155g)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
lighter than competitors (155g)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-320 as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
environment sealing
slow fps (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (150 CIPA)
has no phase detect auto focus
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
weather sealing
low fps (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-310
Travel photography with Olympus TG-320
67
lighter than competitors (155g)
environment sealing
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
not so great battery pack (150 CIPA)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
67
lighter than competitors (155g)
weather sealing
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-310
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-320
39
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
environment sealing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
not so great battery pack (150 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
39
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
weather sealing
lack of manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-310
Vlogging with Olympus TG-320
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
lighter than competitors (155g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic support
32
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
lighter than competitors (155g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone socket
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-320 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-320
 Olympus TG-310Olympus TG-320
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-310 Olympus TG-320
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2011-01-06 2012-01-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
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 support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-102mm (3.6x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.5-5.1
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT Color LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 5.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 grams (0.34 lb) 155 grams (0.34 lb)
Dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" 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 150 shots 150 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $0 $0