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Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R front
Portability
54
Imaging
79
Features
84
Overall
81

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R 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
  • Introduced January 2011
Panasonic S1R
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1020g - 149 x 110 x 97mm
  • Released February 2019
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Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. There is a crucial difference among the image resolutions of the TG-310 (14MP) and S1R (47MP) and the TG-310 (1/2.3") and S1R (Full frame) have different sensor size.

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The TG-310 was announced 9 years before the S1R and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Olympus TG-310 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic S1R being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short overview of how the TG-310 scores against the S1R when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Panasonic S1R

 TG-310 S1R 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S1R over the Olympus TG-310

 S1R TG-310 
ReleasedFebruary 2019January 2011More recent by 98 months
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3.2"2.7"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution2100k230kSharper display (+1870k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Panasonic S1R

 TG-310 S1R 
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-310 offers physical 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) whilst the Panasonic S1R has measurements of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") accompanied by a weight of 1020 grams (2.25 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you use at the time. Below is a front view overall size comparison of the TG-310 compared to the S1R.

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the TG-310 and S1R is 94 and 54 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to visualize the gap in sensor measurements simply by checking out specs. The visual here might give you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-310 and S1R.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras have different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The TG-310 with its smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field tougher and the Panasonic S1R will provide extra detail with its extra 33MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images a bit more aggressively. The older TG-310 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic S1R Portrait photography factors
33
decent megapixels (14MP)
features face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
87
you can focus manually
great flash sync speed (1/320s)
great sensor resolution (47MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic S1R as a Street photography camera
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than competition in class (155g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
71
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
weather proof
great ISO range (25,600)
more heavy than average (1,020g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Sports photography features
Panasonic S1R Sports photography features
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
features tracking focus
environment proof
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (150 shots)
no phase detect autofocus
78
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (47 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking autofocus
weather proof
not so great battery life (360 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-310
Travel photography with Panasonic S1R
67
lighter than competition in class (155 grams)
environment proof
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
not so great battery life (150 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
60
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
great sensor resolution (47MP)
not so great battery life (360 per charge)
more heavy than average (1,020 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic S1R Landscape photography highlights
39
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
environment proof
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
not so great battery life (150 per charge)
missing Timelapse recording
82
you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (47MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
weather proof
2 card slots
not so great battery life (360 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic S1R as a Vlogging camera
32
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect autofocus
lighter than competition in class (155g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone port
32
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes external microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly screen
more heavy than average (1,020g)
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Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic S1R Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Panasonic S1R
 Olympus TG-310Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus TG-310 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
Class Waterproof Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2011-01-06 2019-02-01
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III+ Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 47 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 8000 x 6000
Highest native ISO 1600 25600
Highest enhanced ISO - 51200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Min enhanced ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 225
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Leica L
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) -
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 -
Macro focusing distance 3cm -
Number of lenses - 30
Crop factor 5.8 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 2,100k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 5,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.78x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.20 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/320 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 lb) 1020 gr (2.25 lb)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 100
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 26.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 14.1
DXO Low light rating not tested 3525
Other
Battery life 150 photos 360 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Card slots Single 2
Cost at release $0 $3,698