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Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS

Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-810 front
 
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Key Specs

Olympus TG-810
(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
  • 215g - 100 x 65 x 26mm
  • Launched August 2011
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-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are produced by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-810 (14MP) and the TG-830 iHS (16MP) is very similar and they use the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The TG-810 was released 17 months prior to the TG-830 iHS making the cameras a generation away from one another. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a detailed comparison, below is a simple summation of how the TG-810 matches up versus the TG-830 iHS in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-810 TG-830 iHS 
Display resolution920k460kSharper display (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Olympus TG-810

 TG-830 iHS TG-810 
ReleasedJanuary 2013August 2011More modern by 17 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-810 and Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-810 TG-830 iHS 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus TG-810 has got external measurements of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") with a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs) while 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).

Take a look at the Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the TG-810 and the TG-830 iHS.

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-810 and TG-830 iHS is 92 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to see the gap between sensor sizes just by reading a spec sheet. The picture below should give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-810 and TG-830 iHS.

As you can see, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Olympus TG-830 iHS to offer greater detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images much more aggressively. The more aged TG-810 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Portrait photography info
Olympus TG-830 iHS Portrait photography info
33
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
35
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Street photography features
Olympus TG-830 iHS Street photography features
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Sports photography features
Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography features
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
low battery life (220 CIPA)
no phase detect AF
48
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-810
Travel photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
64
environment proofing
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
low battery life (220 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
67
environment sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
does not posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Landscape photography information
Olympus TG-830 iHS Landscape photography information
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
low battery life (220 per charge)
no Time Lapse mode
45
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
environment sealing
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-810
Vlogging with Olympus TG-830 iHS
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic socket
33
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone socket
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Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-810 and Olympus TG-830 iHS
 Olympus TG-810Olympus TG-830 iHS
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-810 Olympus TG-830 iHS
Class Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2011-08-16 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor 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
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 920k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.20 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone 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 BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 215 grams (0.47 pounds) 214 grams (0.47 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" 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 220 pictures 300 pictures
Battery type 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 shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Launch price $428 $0