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Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Olympus TG-310 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 front
Portability
97
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 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
  • Announced January 2011
Panasonic XS1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 103g - 94 x 54 x 14mm
  • Released January 2013
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Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 Overview

Below is a detailed comparison of the Olympus TG-310 and Panasonic XS1, former being a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Olympus and Panasonic. The image resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the XS1 (16MP) is relatively similar and they come with the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was released 24 months earlier than the XS1 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a full comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the TG-310 scores against the XS1 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Panasonic XS1

 TG-310 XS1 

Reasons to pick Panasonic XS1 over the Olympus TG-310

 XS1 TG-310 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2011More recent by 24 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Panasonic XS1

 TG-310 XS1 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen size
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera often, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus TG-310 offers physical dimensions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Panasonic XS1 has dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 14mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.6") having a weight of 103 grams (0.23 lbs).

Check out the Olympus TG-310 and Panasonic XS1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the TG-310 vs the XS1.

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-310 and XS1 is 94 and 97 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to imagine the contrast between sensor measurements merely by going over technical specs. The graphic underneath should offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-310 and XS1.

As you have seen, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Panasonic XS1 to offer you greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The older TG-310 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic XS1 as a Portrait photography camera
33
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
features face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
30
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Street photography details
Panasonic XS1 Street photography details
66
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lighter than average in class (155 grams)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (103g)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Sports photography factors
Panasonic XS1 Sports photography factors
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (150 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has tracking focus
max fps very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic XS1 as a Travel photography camera
67
lighter than average in class (155g)
environment proofing
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
terrible battery pack (150 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
69
lighter than average (103g)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Landscape photography details
Panasonic XS1 Landscape photography details
39
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
environment proofing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
terrible battery pack (150 shots)
no Time Lapse function
39
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Vlogging advice
Panasonic XS1 Vlogging advice
32
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focus
lighter than average in class (155g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic jack
31
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (103g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic support
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Olympus TG-310 vs Panasonic XS1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Panasonic XS1
 Olympus TG-310Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus TG-310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-06 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-102mm (3.6x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology TFT Color LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 4.40 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB 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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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 None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 lbs) 103 gr (0.23 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 94 x 54 x 14mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.6")
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 images 260 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-42B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $0 $130