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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
Portability
81
Imaging
62
Features
76
Overall
67

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 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
Panasonic G100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Introduced June 2020
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 Overview

Here is a detailed assessment of the Olympus TG-830 iHS versus Panasonic G100, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by brands Olympus and Panasonic. The image resolution of the TG-830 iHS (16MP) and the G100 (20MP) is fairly well matched but the TG-830 iHS (1/2.3") and G100 (Four Thirds) provide different sensor dimensions.

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The TG-830 iHS was introduced 8 years before the G100 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus TG-830 iHS being a Compact camera and the Panasonic G100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the TG-830 iHS scores against the G100 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Panasonic G100

 TG-830 iHS G100 

Reasons to pick Panasonic G100 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 G100 TG-830 iHS 
IntroducedJune 2020January 2013Fresher by 90 months
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k460kClearer display (+1380k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus TG-830 iHS and Panasonic G100

 TG-830 iHS G100 
Display size3"3"Same display sizing

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera regularly, you have to factor its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-830 iHS features outer dimensions of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) while the Panasonic G100 has sizing of 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") along with a weight of 352 grams (0.78 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus TG-830 iHS versus Panasonic G100 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the TG-830 iHS compared to the G100.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the TG-830 iHS and G100 is 91 and 81 respectively.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to picture the difference between sensor sizing purely by checking technical specs. The photograph below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-830 iHS and G100.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The TG-830 iHS with its tinier sensor is going to make achieving bokeh trickier and the Panasonic G100 will resolve greater detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The older TG-830 iHS is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Portrait photography with Panasonic G100
35
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
77
manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
provides face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Street photography advice
Panasonic G100 Street photography advice
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
78
fully articulated screen
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
provides touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic G100 as a Sports photography camera
48
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
56
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
provides tracking focus
max shutter speed is low (1/500 seconds)
no image stabilization
low battery life (270 shots)
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Travel photography with Panasonic G100
67
environment proof
resolution is good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
78
connects via bluetooth
provides touch to focus
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
low battery life (270 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic G100 Landscape photography highlights
45
relatively wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
environment proof
manual focus not available
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse function
71
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
low battery life (270 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Vlogging with Panasonic G100
33
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
no mic support
78
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
provides face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 1920 pxls)
does have mic support
no image stabilization
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Panasonic G100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-830 iHS and Panasonic G100
 Olympus TG-830 iHSPanasonic Lumix DC-G100
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus TG-830 iHS Panasonic Lumix DC-G100
Category Waterproof Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2013-01-08 2020-06-24
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 6400 25600
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW photos
Lowest enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 49
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) -
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Available lenses - 107
Crop factor 5.8 2.1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 1,840 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.73x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/500s
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.60 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x1920
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 214g (0.47 pounds) 352g (0.78 pounds)
Physical dimensions 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1")
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 300 shots 270 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots One One
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