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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-610 front
 
Olympus VG-110 front
Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 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 VG-110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 105g - 92 x 54 x 20mm
  • Released February 2011
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110, former being a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact and both are produced by Olympus. The image resolution of the TG-610 (14MP) and the VG-110 (12MP) is very similar and they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-610 was revealed very close to the VG-110 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus TG-610 being a Compact camera and the Olympus VG-110 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving through a more detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the TG-610 scores against the VG-110 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus VG-110

 TG-610 VG-110 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus VG-110 over the Olympus TG-610

 VG-110 TG-610 

Common features in the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus VG-110

 TG-610 VG-110 
ReleasedJanuary 2011February 2011Similar age
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry your camera, you need to think about its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-610 offers physical dimensions of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") and a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs) while the Olympus VG-110 has measurements of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") with a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs).

Check the Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using at that moment. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the TG-610 compared to the VG-110.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-610 and VG-110 is 93 and 97 respectively.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to visualize the difference between sensor sizing only by reading a spec sheet. The visual here should offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-610 and VG-110.

As you can see, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can expect to see the Olympus TG-610 to deliver extra detail because of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images somewhat more aggressively.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Portrait photography factors
Olympus VG-110 Portrait photography factors
33
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
provides face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
26
provides face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Street photography factors
Olympus VG-110 Street photography factors
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
48
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Sports photography camera
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (210 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF
24
provides tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery (170 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Travel photography highlights
Olympus VG-110 Travel photography highlights
64
environment proofing
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
terrible battery life (210 per charge)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
57
built-in flash
rather wide (27mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
not so great battery (170 per charge)
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-610 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Landscape photography camera
43
really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
terrible battery life (210 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
27
rather wide (27mm)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not possible
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
not so great battery (170 shots)
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-610
Vlogging with Olympus VG-110
30
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
28
rather wide (27mm)
provides face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic socket
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VG-110 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-610 and Olympus VG-110
 Olympus TG-610Olympus VG-110
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-610 Olympus VG-110
Category Waterproof Ultracompact
Announced 2011-01-06 2011-02-08
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 27-108mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 4.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB 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) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
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 None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 190 grams (0.42 pounds) 105 grams (0.23 pounds)
Dimensions 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") 92 x 54 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 images 170 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B LI-70B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $223 $150