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Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350

Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-810 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 front
Portability
62
Imaging
47
Features
51
Overall
48

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 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
  • Released August 2011
Sony HX350
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Expand to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-6.3) lens
  • 652g - 130 x 93 x 103mm
  • Introduced December 2016
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Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 Overview

Here is a comprehensive comparison of the Olympus TG-810 and Sony HX350, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Olympus and Sony. There exists a crucial gap between the image resolutions of the TG-810 (14MP) and HX350 (20MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-810 was released 6 years prior to the HX350 and that is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus TG-810 being a Compact camera and the Sony HX350 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the TG-810 matches up versus the HX350 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Sony HX350

 TG-810 HX350 

Reasons to pick Sony HX350 over the Olympus TG-810

 HX350 TG-810 
IntroducedDecember 2016August 2011Fresher by 65 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k920kSharper display (+2k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-810 and Sony HX350

 TG-810 HX350 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display dimensions
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-810 features physical dimensions of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs) whilst the Sony HX350 has measurements of 130mm x 93mm x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1") along with a weight of 652 grams (1.44 lbs).

Check out the Olympus TG-810 and Sony HX350 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select at the time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the TG-810 compared to the HX350.

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TG-810 and HX350 is 92 and 62 respectively.

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing purely by checking a spec sheet. The graphic here will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the TG-810 and HX350.

As you can see, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Sony HX350 to give you greater detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The older TG-810 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Portrait photography info
Sony HX350 Portrait photography info
33
decent megapixels (14MP)
comes with face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
48
has manual focus
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Street photography info
Sony HX350 Street photography info
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
50
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
heavier than others (652 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Sports photography details
Sony HX350 Sports photography details
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
max fps very slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (220 shots)
does not have phase detect auto focus
53
great zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-810 as a Travel photography camera
Sony HX350 as a Travel photography camera
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weather proof
decent megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery life (220 shots)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
54
megapixel count good (20MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (1200mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (652 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Landscape photography advice
Sony HX350 Landscape photography advice
43
pretty wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
weather proof
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
terrible battery life (220 per charge)
lack of Timelapse function
50
has manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Vlogging info
Sony HX350 Vlogging info
30
pretty wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external microphone support
27
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have mic jack
heavier than others (652g)
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Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-810 and Sony HX350
 Olympus TG-810Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
General Information
Brand Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus TG-810 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2011-08-16 2016-12-20
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III+ BIONZ X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
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) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.8-6.3
Macro focusing range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 920 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 202 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.20 m 8.50 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Off, auto, fill, slow sync, advanced, rear sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic 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 None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 215 grams (0.47 pounds) 652 grams (1.44 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
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 pictures 300 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $428 -