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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 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
  • Released January 2011
Olympus TG-830 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 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
  • 214g - 109 x 67 x 28mm
  • Announced January 2013
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Overview

Here is a detailed analysis of the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-830 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras and they are both offered by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the TG-830 iHS (16MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was unveiled 24 months prior to the TG-830 iHS which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a thorough comparison, here is a simple view of how the TG-310 scores against the TG-830 iHS for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-310 TG-830 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Olympus TG-310

 TG-830 iHS TG-310 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2011Fresher by 24 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-310 TG-830 iHS 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera, you'll have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-310 has got external dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") along with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Olympus TG-830 iHS has proportions of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") and a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

Check out the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-830 iHS in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is a front view size comparison of the TG-310 versus the TG-830 iHS.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-310 and TG-830 iHS is 94 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to picture the difference between sensor sizing just by reading through specifications. The photograph underneath will provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-310 and TG-830 iHS.

To sum up, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Olympus TG-830 iHS to give you more detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will let you crop shots more aggressively. The older TG-310 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography factors
Olympus TG-830 iHS Portrait photography factors
33
good resolution (14MP)
has face detection focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
35
good resolution (16MP)
comes with face detection focusing
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Street photography camera
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lighter than competition in class (155 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
environment proofing
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery (150 shots)
has no phase detect auto focus
48
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Travel photography camera
67
lighter than competition in class (155g)
environment proofing
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery (150 shots)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.9)
67
environment sealing
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-310
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
39
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
environment proofing
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
bad battery (150 shots)
missing Time Lapse mode
45
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
environment sealing
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-830 iHS Vlogging info
32
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focus
lighter than competition in class (155 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic support
33
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone socket
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-830 iHS
 Olympus TG-310Olympus TG-830 iHS
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-310 Olympus TG-830 iHS
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2011-01-06 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ -
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 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
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)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.20 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG 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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 155 grams (0.34 lb) 214 grams (0.47 lb)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 pictures 300 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-42B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $0 $0