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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620

Portability
91
Imaging
41
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
25
Overall
32

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Key Specs

Olympus TG-830 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 109 x 67 x 28mm
  • Announced January 2013
Sony W620
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 116g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Released January 2012
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620, one being a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Olympus and Sony. The sensor resolution of the TG-830 iHS (16MP) and the W620 (14MP) is very well matched and they come with the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TG-830 iHS was manufactured 13 months later than the W620 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a in depth comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the TG-830 iHS matches up against the W620 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Sony W620

 TG-830 iHS W620 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2012Fresher by 13 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W620 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 W620 TG-830 iHS 

Common features in the Olympus TG-830 iHS and Sony W620

 TG-830 iHS W620 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Olympus TG-830 iHS features outside dimensions of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") and a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) whilst the Sony W620 has measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 116 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the TG-830 iHS vs the W620.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-830 iHS and W620 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing merely by checking technical specs. The visual here may provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-830 iHS and W620.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should expect to see the Olympus TG-830 iHS to resolve extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images much more aggressively. The newer TG-830 iHS provides a benefit in sensor technology.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Portrait photography factors
Sony W620 Portrait photography factors
36
decent megapixels (16MP)
features face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
34
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
comes with face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Street photography camera
Sony W620 as a Street photography camera
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
56
lighter than others (116g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Sports photography with Sony W620
49
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
environment proof
no shutter priority
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
33
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Travel photography details
Sony W620 Travel photography details
67
environment proof
decent megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.9)
68
lighter than others (116g)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Landscape photography advice
Sony W620 Landscape photography advice
46
really wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16MP)
environment proof
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Vlogging with Sony W620
33
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of external microphone jack
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
comes with face detection focus
lighter than others (116 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic socket
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-830 iHS and Sony W620
 Olympus TG-830 iHSSony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus TG-830 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-01-08 2012-01-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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Sensor type CMOS CCD
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 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 460k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 2s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 214g (0.47 lb) 116g (0.26 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 300 photographs 220 photographs
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots 1 1
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