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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
 
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Key Specs

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
Olympus TG-1 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 112 x 67 x 30mm
  • Introduced May 2012
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Overview

The following is a complete assessment of the Olympus TG-830 iHS versus Olympus TG-1 iHS, both Waterproof cameras and they are both offered by Olympus. There exists a crucial gap among the image resolutions of the TG-830 iHS (16MP) and TG-1 iHS (12MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TG-830 iHS was revealed 9 months after the TG-1 iHS which means that they are of a similar generation. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a full comparison, below is a brief summary of how the TG-830 iHS grades vs the TG-1 iHS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Olympus TG-1 iHS

 TG-830 iHS TG-1 iHS 
IntroducedJanuary 2013May 2012Newer by 9 months

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-1 iHS over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 TG-1 iHS TG-830 iHS 
Display resolution610k460kClearer display (+150k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-830 iHS and Olympus TG-1 iHS

 TG-830 iHS TG-1 iHS 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Olympus TG-830 iHS has got exterior measurements of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) while the Olympus TG-1 iHS has dimensions of 112mm x 67mm x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2") having a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the TG-830 iHS versus the TG-1 iHS.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-830 iHS and TG-1 iHS is 91 and 91 respectively.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions purely by researching specs. The picture here might give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the TG-830 iHS and TG-1 iHS.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Olympus TG-830 iHS to provide you with extra detail because of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The more modern TG-830 iHS should have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Portrait photography factors
Olympus TG-1 iHS Portrait photography factors
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MP count decent (16MP)
includes face detection focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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has face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Street photography advice
Olympus TG-1 iHS Street photography advice
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography advice
Olympus TG-1 iHS Sports photography advice
48
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has tracking autofocus
weather sealing
great battery pack (350 shots)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Travel photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
67
weather proofing
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
68
great battery pack (350 shots)
weather sealing
flash built-in
fairly wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Landscape photography with Olympus TG-1 iHS
45
rather wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (16MP)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
46
fairly wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
great battery pack (350 per charge)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Vlogging information
Olympus TG-1 iHS Vlogging information
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rather wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic port
36
fairly wide (25mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-830 iHS and Olympus TG-1 iHS
 Olympus TG-830 iHSOlympus Tough TG-1 iHS
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus TG-830 iHS Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Released 2013-01-08 2012-05-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic VI
Sensor type CMOS BSI-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 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focus range 1cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 460k dot 610k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 214 grams (0.47 lbs) 230 grams (0.51 lbs)
Dimensions 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 112 x 67 x 30mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2")
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 300 shots 350 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B LI90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 and 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Storage slots One One
Retail price $0 $399