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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus TG-610 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Key Specs

Olympus TG-310
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2011
Olympus TG-610
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 190g - 96 x 65 x 26mm
  • Released January 2011
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-610, both Waterproof digital cameras and they are both produced by Olympus. The image resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the TG-610 (14MP) is pretty well matched and they use the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was manufactured very close to the TG-610 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the TG-310 matches up vs the TG-610 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus TG-610

 TG-310 TG-610 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus TG-310

 TG-610 TG-310 
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-610

 TG-310 TG-610 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2011Similar generation
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to lug around your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-310 has got outer dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") having a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Olympus TG-610 has measurements of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") along with a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are working with during that time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the TG-310 compared to the TG-610.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-310 and TG-610 is 94 and 93 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to envision the gap between sensor measurements just by reading through specifications. The visual underneath may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-310 and TG-610.

Plainly, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same megapixels therefore you should expect similar quality of photographs however you really should take the release date of the products into consideration.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography info
Olympus TG-610 Portrait photography info
33
megapixel count decent (14MP)
supports face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
33
megapixel count decent (14MP)
features face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Street photography info
Olympus TG-610 Street photography info
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
lighter than competition (155 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Sports photography info
Olympus TG-610 Sports photography info
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proof
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery (150 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (210 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-610 Travel photography advice
67
lighter than competition (155 grams)
weather proof
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
not so great battery (150 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
64
environment proof
megapixel count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
bad battery pack (210 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-610 as a Landscape photography camera
39
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
weather proof
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
not so great battery (150 per charge)
missing Timelapse recording
43
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
environment proof
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
bad battery pack (210 shots)
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Vlogging advice
Olympus TG-610 Vlogging advice
32
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection autofocus
lighter than competition (155 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone jack
30
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-610
 Olympus TG-310Olympus TG-610
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-310 Olympus TG-610
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2011-01-06 2011-01-06
Body design 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT Color LCD TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 4.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported 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 format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 lbs) 190 gr (0.42 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0")
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 pictures 210 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $0 $223