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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
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Olympus TG-610 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
42
Overall
38

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 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
  • Revealed January 2011
Olympus TG-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 111 x 67 x 29mm
  • Announced June 2013
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-2 iHS, both Waterproof cameras and both of them are offered by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-610 (14MP) and the TG-2 iHS (12MP) is relatively comparable and they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TG-610 was announced 3 years before the TG-2 iHS and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the TG-610 grades versus the TG-2 iHS when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus TG-2 iHS

 TG-610 TG-2 iHS 
Screen resolution920k610kSharper screen (+310k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-2 iHS over the Olympus TG-610

 TG-2 iHS TG-610 
AnnouncedJune 2013January 2011Fresher by 30 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-2 iHS

 TG-610 TG-2 iHS 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry your camera often, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-610 features physical measurements of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs) while the Olympus TG-2 iHS has proportions of 111mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is the front view size comparison of the TG-610 vs the TG-2 iHS.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the TG-610 and TG-2 iHS is 93 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizing just by checking out specs. The visual below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-610 and TG-2 iHS.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Olympus TG-610 to show extra detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs much more aggressively. The older TG-610 will be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Portrait photography information
Olympus TG-2 iHS Portrait photography information
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sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
comes with face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
27
comes with face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Street photography features
Olympus TG-2 iHS Street photography features
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment proof
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
low battery pack (210 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking focus
weather proof
good battery (350 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-610
Travel photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
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environment proof
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low battery pack (210 per charge)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.9)
68
good battery (350 shots)
weather proof
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
no Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-610
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
43
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
environment proof
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
low battery pack (210 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
46
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
good battery (350 shots)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Vlogging info
Olympus TG-2 iHS Vlogging info
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rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone socket
36
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no mic socket
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-610 and Olympus TG-2 iHS
 Olympus TG-610Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-610 Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2011-01-06 2013-06-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 920k dots 610k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.20 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in -
External flash
AEB
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
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 190 gr (0.42 pounds) 230 gr (0.51 pounds)
Dimensions 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") 111 x 67 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 shots 350 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 and 12 sec, Pet Auto Shutter)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $223 $380