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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
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Olympus TG-610 front
 
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Key Specs

Olympus TG-610
(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
  • 190g - 96 x 65 x 26mm
  • Announced January 2011
Olympus TG-830 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 109 x 67 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Olympus TG-610 versus Olympus TG-830 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are offered by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the TG-610 (14MP) and the TG-830 iHS (16MP) is relatively similar and they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-610 was unveiled 24 months prior to the TG-830 iHS which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple overview of how the TG-610 grades vs the TG-830 iHS for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-610 TG-830 iHS 
Screen resolution920k460kCrisper screen (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Olympus TG-610

 TG-830 iHS TG-610 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2011Fresher by 24 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-610 TG-830 iHS 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera, you will need to factor in its weight and size. The Olympus TG-610 features exterior dimensions of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") with a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-830 iHS has specifications of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is the front view size comparison of the TG-610 against the TG-830 iHS.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-610 and TG-830 iHS is 93 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to visualise the gap between sensor sizing purely by reviewing technical specs. The visual underneath might give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-610 and TG-830 iHS.

As you can tell, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Olympus TG-830 iHS to offer extra detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older TG-610 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
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decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
35
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-610
Street photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Sports photography highlights
Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography highlights
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
environment proofing
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery (210 per charge)
lack of phase detect autofocus
48
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-830 iHS Travel photography advice
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environment proofing
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
bad battery (210 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
67
environment proof
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
43
rather wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
environment proofing
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
bad battery (210 per charge)
no Time Lapse mode
45
really wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
environment proof
no manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-830 iHS Vlogging info
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rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic jack
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no mic support
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-830 iHS
 Olympus TG-610Olympus TG-830 iHS
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-610 Olympus TG-830 iHS
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Announced 2011-01-06 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 920 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.20 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 190g (0.42 pounds) 214g (0.47 pounds)
Dimensions 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 210 photos 300 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at release $223 $0