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Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
34
Overall
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Olympus TG-630 iHS front
 
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
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Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Key Specs

Olympus TG-630 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 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
  • 167g - 98 x 66 x 22mm
  • Released January 2013
Olympus TG-830 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 109 x 67 x 28mm
  • Released January 2013
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Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Olympus TG-630 iHS versus Olympus TG-830 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras and they are both sold by Olympus. There is a sizeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the TG-630 iHS (12MP) and TG-830 iHS (16MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TG-630 iHS was introduced about the same time to the TG-830 iHS so they are of a similar generation. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple view of how the TG-630 iHS scores against the TG-830 iHS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-630 iHS over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-630 iHS TG-830 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Olympus TG-630 iHS

 TG-830 iHS TG-630 iHS 

Common features in the Olympus TG-630 iHS and Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-630 iHS TG-830 iHS 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2013Similar generation
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Display resolution460k460kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus TG-630 iHS provides physical measurements of 98mm x 66mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9") along with a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-830 iHS has dimensions 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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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the TG-630 iHS and the TG-830 iHS.

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the TG-630 iHS and TG-830 iHS is 94 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to envision the gap between sensor sizes just by reading specs. The image underneath should offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-630 iHS and TG-830 iHS.

All in all, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Olympus TG-830 iHS to deliver more detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos more aggressively.

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus TG-630 iHS
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
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provides face detect autofocus
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
35
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-630 iHS
Street photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-630 iHS Sports photography info
Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography info
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides tracking focus
environment proofing
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (220 CIPA)
lack of phase detect autofocus
48
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
weather sealing
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-630 iHS Travel photography information
Olympus TG-830 iHS Travel photography information
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environment proofing
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
terrible battery (220 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
67
weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-630 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
39
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
terrible battery (220 CIPA)
missing Timelapse function
45
pretty wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-630 iHS Vlogging info
Olympus TG-830 iHS Vlogging info
33
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
missing microphone support
33
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no external mic support
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Olympus TG-630 iHS vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-630 iHS and Olympus TG-830 iHS
 Olympus TG-630 iHSOlympus TG-830 iHS
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-630 iHS Olympus TG-830 iHS
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2013-01-08 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS 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 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 3968 x 2976 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
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 metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 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)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 167g (0.37 pounds) 214g (0.47 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 66 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9") 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 220 images 300 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at release $200 $0