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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 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-1 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 112 x 67 x 30mm
  • Introduced May 2012
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS, both Waterproof cameras and both of them are manufactured by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the TG-1 iHS (12MP) is very comparable and both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was brought out 16 months earlier than the TG-1 iHS making them a generation apart from each other. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving straight to a complete comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the TG-310 scores against the TG-1 iHS in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus TG-1 iHS

 TG-310 TG-1 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-1 iHS over the Olympus TG-310

 TG-1 iHS TG-310 
IntroducedMay 2012January 2011Fresher by 16 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution610k230kSharper display (+380k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-1 iHS

 TG-310 TG-1 iHS 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera, you are going to need to think about its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-310 provides external measurements of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") along with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-1 iHS has measurements of 112mm x 67mm x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") along with a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the TG-310 against the TG-1 iHS.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the TG-310 and TG-1 iHS is 94 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizing only by seeing technical specs. The graphic here may offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-310 and TG-1 iHS.

As you have seen, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Olympus TG-310 to provide more detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos way more aggressively. The older TG-310 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
33
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
27
features face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Street photography features
Olympus TG-1 iHS Street photography features
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than average in class (155 grams)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-1 iHS as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proof
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (150 shots)
doesn't have phase detect AF
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking focus
environment sealing
good battery life (350 per charge)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-310
Travel photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
67
lighter than average in class (155 grams)
environment proof
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (150 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
68
good battery life (350 CIPA)
environment sealing
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography factors
Olympus TG-1 iHS Landscape photography factors
39
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
environment proof
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
not so great battery life (150 shots)
does not have Time Lapse function
46
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
good battery life (350 CIPA)
no manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Vlogging information
Olympus TG-1 iHS Vlogging information
32
relatively wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
lighter than average in class (155g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic support
36
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have mic support
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus TG-1 iHS
 Olympus TG-310Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-310 Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2011-01-06 2012-05-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III+ TruePic VI
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
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) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing range 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 610k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT 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 rate 1.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.20 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in -
External flash
Auto exposure 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
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 pounds) 230 gr (0.51 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 112 x 67 x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2")
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 photographs 350 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B LI90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 and 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $0 $399