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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330

Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-610 front
 
Olympus VR-330 front
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
38
Overall
38

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 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
  • Revealed January 2011
Olympus VR-330
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 158g - 101 x 58 x 29mm
  • Announced February 2011
  • Old Model is Olympus VR-320
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 Overview

Here, we will be evaluating the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus VR-330, former is a Waterproof while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both built by Olympus. The image resolution of the TG-610 (14MP) and the VR-330 (14MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-610 was introduced about the same time to the VR-330 so they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick overview of how the TG-610 scores against the VR-330 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-610 over the Olympus VR-330

 TG-610 VR-330 
Screen resolution920k460kClearer screen (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus VR-330 over the Olympus TG-610

 VR-330 TG-610 

Common features in the Olympus TG-610 and Olympus VR-330

 TG-610 VR-330 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011February 2011Similar age
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen dimensions
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to take into account its weight and measurements. 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) whilst the Olympus VR-330 has proportions of 101mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the TG-610 versus the VR-330.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-610 and VR-330 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizes just by reading through a spec sheet. The image here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the TG-610 and VR-330.

As you can see, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size and the identical MP so you can expect similar quality of pictures but you really should consider the age of the products into consideration.

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Portrait photography information
Olympus VR-330 Portrait photography information
34
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
includes face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
34
MP count good (14 megapixels)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Street photography highlights
Olympus VR-330 Street photography highlights
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (158g)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Sports photography details
Olympus VR-330 Sports photography details
41
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery (210 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
47
excellent zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Travel photography features
Olympus VR-330 Travel photography features
64
environment proof
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low battery (210 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
70
lighter than competitors in class (158g)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (300mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-610 Landscape photography details
Olympus VR-330 Landscape photography details
43
rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
environment proof
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
low battery (210 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
42
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-610
Vlogging with Olympus VR-330
30
rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone port
32
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focus
lighter than competitors in class (158 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic support
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Olympus TG-610 vs Olympus VR-330 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-610 and Olympus VR-330
 Olympus TG-610Olympus VR-330
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-610 Olympus VR-330
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2011-01-06 2011-02-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 920 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type 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 -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.20 m 4.70 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
WB 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, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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 None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 190 grams (0.42 lb) 158 grams (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions 96 x 65 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0") 101 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" 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 images -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model LI-50B LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $223 $220