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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-610 front
 
Olympus TG-810 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Key Specs

Olympus TG-610
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 190g - 96 x 65 x 26mm
  • Announced January 2011
Olympus TG-810
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 215g - 100 x 65 x 26mm
  • Revealed August 2011
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Overview

The following is a complete overview of the Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810, both Waterproof cameras and both are designed by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-610 (14MP) and the TG-810 (14MP) is relatively close and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TG-610 was launched 7 months earlier than the TG-810 and they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a quick summary of how the TG-610 scores versus the TG-810 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus TG-810

 TG-610 TG-810 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Olympus TG-610

 TG-810 TG-610 
RevealedAugust 2011January 2011Newer by 7 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-810

 TG-610 TG-810 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Screen resolution920k920kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-610 features physical dimensions of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-810 has sizing of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") along with a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the TG-610 and the TG-810.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-610 and TG-810 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to visualize the contrast in sensor dimensions just by researching specifications. The pic underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the TG-610 and TG-810.

Plainly, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of images though you may want to take the release date of the cameras into account. The more aged TG-610 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus TG-610
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-810
33
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
offers face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
33
good resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Street photography highlights
Olympus TG-810 Street photography highlights
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-810 as a Sports photography camera
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proofing
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery power (210 shots)
has no phase detect auto focus
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment sealing
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (220 CIPA)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-610
Travel photography with Olympus TG-810
64
weather proofing
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
terrible battery power (210 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
64
environment sealing
good resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
bad battery pack (220 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-610
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-810
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
terrible battery power (210 shots)
does not have Time Lapse function
43
quite wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
environment sealing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
bad battery pack (220 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus TG-810 as a Vlogging camera
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic jack
30
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone jack
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-810
 Olympus TG-610Olympus TG-810
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-610 Olympus TG-810
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Announced 2011-01-06 2011-08-16
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 920k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 4.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
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), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 190 grams (0.42 pounds) 215 grams (0.47 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0")
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 210 shots 220 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail price $223 $428