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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
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Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus TG-820 iHS front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
37
Overall
36

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS 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
  • Introduced January 2011
Olympus TG-820 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
  • 206g - 101 x 65 x 26mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS Overview

Let's look more closely at the Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are designed by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the TG-820 iHS (12MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was launched 13 months earlier than the TG-820 iHS which makes them a generation away from one another. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief summation of how the TG-310 grades versus the TG-820 iHS in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus TG-820 iHS

 TG-310 TG-820 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-820 iHS over the Olympus TG-310

 TG-820 iHS TG-310 
RevealedFebruary 2012January 2011Newer by 13 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1030k230kCrisper screen (+800k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-820 iHS

 TG-310 TG-820 iHS 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-310 has exterior measurements of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Olympus TG-820 iHS has proportions of 101mm x 65mm x 26mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are working with during that time. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the TG-310 against the TG-820 iHS.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-310 and TG-820 iHS is 94 and 92 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to envision the gap between sensor dimensions merely by checking technical specs. The image underneath might offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-310 and TG-820 iHS.

As you have seen, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Olympus TG-310 to resolve extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The more aged TG-310 is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography highlights
Olympus TG-820 iHS Portrait photography highlights
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decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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offers face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-820 iHS as a Street photography camera
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
lighter than competitors (155g)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-820 iHS as a Sports photography camera
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (150 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
34
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
max frames per second very slow (5.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Travel photography factors
Olympus TG-820 iHS Travel photography factors
67
lighter than competitors (155 grams)
weather sealing
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
not so great battery pack (150 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
59
weather proof
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery pack (220 CIPA)
low resolution (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography advice
Olympus TG-820 iHS Landscape photography advice
39
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
weather sealing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery pack (150 CIPA)
missing Timelapse function
38
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual exposure
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
terrible battery pack (220 per charge)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Vlogging factors
Olympus TG-820 iHS Vlogging factors
32
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focusing
lighter than competitors (155g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone socket
33
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone jack
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-820 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-820 iHS
 Olympus TG-310Olympus TG-820 iHS
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-310 Olympus TG-820 iHS
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2011-01-06 2012-02-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ TruePic VI
Sensor type CCD CMOS
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 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 1,030k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Color LCD HyperCrystal III TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance 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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 pounds) 206 gr (0.45 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 101 x 65 x 26mm (4.0" 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 photos 220 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $0 $500