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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus TG-810 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 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
  • Announced January 2011
Olympus TG-810
(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
  • 215g - 100 x 65 x 26mm
  • Announced August 2011
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 Overview

Here, we will be matching up the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-810, both Waterproof cameras and both are created by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the TG-810 (14MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was unveiled 7 months earlier than the TG-810 so they are of a similar generation. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a detailed comparison, here is a concise overview of how the TG-310 grades vs the TG-810 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus TG-810

 TG-310 TG-810 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Olympus TG-310

 TG-810 TG-310 
AnnouncedAugust 2011January 2011Newer by 7 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-810

 TG-310 TG-810 
Manual focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and size. The Olympus TG-310 features outside dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-810 has specifications of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") and a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the TG-310 vs the TG-810.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-310 and TG-810 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions simply by going through specifications. The pic here will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the TG-310 and TG-810.

To sum up, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical resolution so you should expect comparable quality of images although you have to take the production date of the cameras into account. The more aged TG-310 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography advice
Olympus TG-810 Portrait photography advice
33
MP count decent (14MP)
supports face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
33
good resolution (14MP)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-310
Street photography with Olympus TG-810
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
lighter than competitors (155g)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Sports photography advice
Olympus TG-810 Sports photography advice
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery life (150 shots)
no phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery life (220 per charge)
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Travel photography factors
Olympus TG-810 Travel photography factors
67
lighter than competitors (155g)
weather sealing
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
bad battery life (150 per charge)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.9)
64
environment proofing
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
bad battery life (220 shots)
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography advice
Olympus TG-810 Landscape photography advice
39
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
weather sealing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
bad battery life (150 shots)
does not have Timelapse recording
43
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
bad battery life (220 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-310
Vlogging with Olympus TG-810
32
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
lighter than competitors (155 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone support
30
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-810
 Olympus TG-310Olympus TG-810
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-310 Olympus TG-810
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Announced 2011-01-06 2011-08-16
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III+ TruePic III+
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT Color LCD TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 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
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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic 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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 155g (0.34 lb) 215g (0.47 lb)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0")
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 150 photos 220 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-42B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
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