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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Olympus VG-110 front
Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 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
  • Launched January 2011
Olympus VG-110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 105g - 92 x 54 x 20mm
  • Released February 2011
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus VG-110, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact and they are both designed by Olympus. The image resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the VG-110 (12MP) is very well matched and they come with the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was released within a month of the VG-110 so they are both of a similar age. The two cameras come with different body type with the Olympus TG-310 being a Compact camera and the Olympus VG-110 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving in to a detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the TG-310 scores versus the VG-110 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Olympus VG-110

 TG-310 VG-110 

Reasons to pick Olympus VG-110 over the Olympus TG-310

 VG-110 TG-310 

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Olympus VG-110

 TG-310 VG-110 
ReleasedJanuary 2011February 2011Similar age
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display sizing
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera often, you need to think about its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-310 has outer dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Olympus VG-110 has sizing of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") having a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at the time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the TG-310 vs the VG-110.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-310 and VG-110 is 94 and 97 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizing purely by checking a spec sheet. The graphic underneath will offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-310 and VG-110.

Clearly, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can expect to see the Olympus TG-310 to give extra detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography information
Olympus VG-110 Portrait photography information
33
decent MP (14MP)
has face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
26
includes face detect focusing
manual focus not available
no manual mode
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Street photography details
Olympus VG-110 Street photography details
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than average (155g)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
48
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Sports photography camera
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
environment proof
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery power (150 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
24
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (170 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Travel photography features
Olympus VG-110 Travel photography features
67
lighter than average (155g)
environment proof
decent MP (14MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery power (150 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
57
flash built-in
reasonably wide (27mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
not so great battery power (170 shots)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus VG-110 Landscape photography highlights
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (14MP)
environment proof
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
bad battery power (150 per charge)
missing Time Lapse mode
27
reasonably wide (27mm)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery power (170 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Vlogging camera
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focus
lighter than average (155g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic socket
28
reasonably wide (27mm)
includes face detect focusing
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone socket
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Olympus TG-310 vs Olympus VG-110 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Olympus VG-110
 Olympus TG-310Olympus VG-110
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-310 Olympus VG-110
Class Waterproof Ultracompact
Launched 2011-01-06 2011-02-08
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 27-108mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT Color LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.20 m 4.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance 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) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
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 None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 155 gr (0.34 lbs) 105 gr (0.23 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 92 x 54 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 170 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-42B LI-70B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $0 $150