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Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS

Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-810 front
 
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
42
Overall
38

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Key Specs

Olympus TG-810
(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
  • 215g - 100 x 65 x 26mm
  • Revealed August 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
  • Introduced June 2013
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Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Overview

Its time to look closer at the Olympus TG-810 versus Olympus TG-2 iHS, both Waterproof cameras and both are produced by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-810 (14MP) and the TG-2 iHS (12MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-810 was brought out 22 months prior to the TG-2 iHS which makes them a generation apart from one another. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the TG-810 matches up versus the TG-2 iHS with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Olympus TG-2 iHS

 TG-810 TG-2 iHS 
Screen resolution920k610kSharper screen (+310k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-2 iHS over the Olympus TG-810

 TG-2 iHS TG-810 
IntroducedJune 2013August 2011More recent by 22 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-810 and Olympus TG-2 iHS

 TG-810 TG-2 iHS 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera often, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Olympus TG-810 has got physical measurements of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") along with a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-2 iHS has dimensions of 111mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") with a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the TG-810 versus the TG-2 iHS.

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-810 and TG-2 iHS is 92 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be difficult to visualise the gap in sensor measurements just by checking out specs. The photograph here might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-810 and TG-2 iHS.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Olympus TG-810 to provide greater detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop photographs more aggressively. The older TG-810 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Portrait photography information
Olympus TG-2 iHS Portrait photography information
33
MP count decent (14MP)
supports face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
27
offers face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Street photography factors
Olympus TG-2 iHS Street photography factors
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus TG-810
Sports photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (220 per charge)
lack of phase detect AF
40
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
good battery (350 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-810
Travel photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
64
weather sealing
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery life (220 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
68
good battery (350 per charge)
environment proof
flash built-in
fairly wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
no Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-810
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
weather sealing
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
terrible battery life (220 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse recording
46
fairly wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
good battery (350 CIPA)
manual focus not available
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Vlogging advice
Olympus TG-2 iHS Vlogging advice
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone jack
36
fairly wide (25mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
no external microphone jack
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Olympus TG-810 vs Olympus TG-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-810 and Olympus TG-2 iHS
 Olympus TG-810Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus TG-810 Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Revealed 2011-08-16 2013-06-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias 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
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 920k dot 610k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech 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 speed 1.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.20 m -
Flash options 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 data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 215g (0.47 lbs) 230g (0.51 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") 111 x 67 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1")
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 220 shots 350 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 and 12 sec, Pet Auto Shutter)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $428 $380