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Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80

Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
37
Olympus TG-810 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 front
Portability
91
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 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
  • Introduced August 2011
Sony HX80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Announced March 2016
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Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 Overview

In this write-up, we are matching up the Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Olympus and Sony. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the TG-810 (14MP) and HX80 (18MP) but they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The TG-810 was unveiled 5 years prior to the HX80 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise overview of how the TG-810 scores versus the HX80 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-810 over the Sony HX80

 TG-810 HX80 

Reasons to pick Sony HX80 over the Olympus TG-810

 HX80 TG-810 
AnnouncedMarch 2016August 2011More modern by 55 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution921k920kCrisper display (+1k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Olympus TG-810 and Sony HX80

 TG-810 HX80 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Olympus TG-810 offers external measurements of 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs) while the Sony HX80 has specifications of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") having a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you choose at that time. Here is the front view proportions comparison of the TG-810 and the HX80.

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-810 and HX80 is 92 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very hard to envision the difference between sensor sizes merely by reading a spec sheet. The picture underneath will offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-810 and HX80.

Clearly, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Sony HX80 to offer extra detail having an extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos far more aggressively. The more aged TG-810 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-810 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony HX80 as a Portrait photography camera
34
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
good resolution (18 megapixels)
includes face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-810
Street photography with Sony HX80
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
70
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Sports photography information
Sony HX80 Sports photography information
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery (220 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
58
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
good battery life (390 CIPA)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Travel photography factors
Sony HX80 Travel photography factors
64
weather proofing
resolution is good (14MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low battery (220 CIPA)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
76
good battery life (390 shots)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-810 Landscape photography factors
Sony HX80 Landscape photography factors
43
decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
weather proofing
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
low battery (220 shots)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
49
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
good battery life (390 shots)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-810
Vlogging with Sony HX80
30
decently wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
75
relatively wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have microphone jack
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Olympus TG-810 vs Sony HX80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-810 and Sony HX80
 Olympus TG-810Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Sony
Model Olympus TG-810 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Type Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2011-08-16 2016-03-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III+ Bionz X
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
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) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focus range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 920k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech TFT Hypercrystal III Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.20 m 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, on, slow sync, off, rear sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 215 grams (0.47 lb) 245 grams (0.54 lb)
Dimensions 100 x 65 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0") 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
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 photos 390 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
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