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Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
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Olympus TG-310 front
 
Pentax Optio RZ10 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 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
  • Launched January 2011
Pentax RZ10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-280mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 178g - 97 x 61 x 33mm
  • Released July 2011
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Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 Overview

The following is a in depth assessment of the Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Olympus and Pentax. The resolution of the TG-310 (14MP) and the RZ10 (14MP) is fairly similar and both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-310 was unveiled 6 months before the RZ10 which means that they are of a similar age. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a thorough comparison, here is a short summary of how the TG-310 matches up against the RZ10 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-310 over the Pentax RZ10

 TG-310 RZ10 

Reasons to pick Pentax RZ10 over the Olympus TG-310

 RZ10 TG-310 
Focus manually Dial exact focus

Common features in the Olympus TG-310 and Pentax RZ10

 TG-310 RZ10 
ReleasedJanuary 2011July 2011Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display size
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-310 provides outside measurements of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") having a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Pentax RZ10 has measurements of 97mm x 61mm x 33mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 178 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you select during that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the TG-310 versus the RZ10.

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the TG-310 and RZ10 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its tough to envision the difference between sensor dimensions merely by reading specifications. The image here will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-310 and RZ10.

To sum up, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact resolution therefore you can expect similar quality of images although you need to consider the age of the products into consideration.

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax RZ10 as a Portrait photography camera
33
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
35
you can focus manually
MP count good (14MP)
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Street photography info
Pentax RZ10 Street photography info
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
lighter than competitors in class (155g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax RZ10 as a Sports photography camera
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
max fps very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (150 shots)
has no phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
includes tracking focus
environment sealing
low fps (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery life (178 per charge)
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-310 Travel photography highlights
Pentax RZ10 Travel photography highlights
67
lighter than competitors in class (155g)
weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
bad battery life (150 per charge)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
66
environment sealing
MP count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
very long zoom (280mm)
no Timelapse mode
low battery life (178 CIPA)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax RZ10 as a Landscape photography camera
39
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
weather sealing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
bad battery life (150 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
43
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
low battery life (178 shots)
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-310 as a Vlogging camera
Pentax RZ10 as a Vlogging camera
32
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focusing
lighter than competitors in class (155 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic jack
28
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone jack
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Olympus TG-310 vs Pentax RZ10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-310 and Pentax RZ10
 Olympus TG-310Pentax Optio RZ10
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus TG-310 Pentax Optio RZ10
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-06 2011-07-19
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 28-280mm (10.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.2-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT Color LCD TFT color LCD with Anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.20 m 2.80 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 155 grams (0.34 pounds) 178 grams (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") 97 x 61 x 33mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 photographs 178 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-42B D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $0 $200