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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 front
Portability
96
Imaging
45
Features
26
Overall
37

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 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
  • Revealed January 2013
Sony W810
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-162mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 111g - 97 x 56 x 21mm
  • Revealed January 2014
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 Overview

Let's take a closer look at the Olympus TG-830 iHS versus Sony W810, former is a Waterproof while the other is a Ultracompact by brands Olympus and Sony. The resolution of the TG-830 iHS (16MP) and the W810 (20MP) is fairly well matched and they feature the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The TG-830 iHS was brought out 12 months before the W810 and they are of a similar age. The two cameras come with different body type with the Olympus TG-830 iHS being a Compact camera and the Sony W810 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the TG-830 iHS scores against the W810 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Sony W810

 TG-830 iHS W810 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W810 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 W810 TG-830 iHS 
RevealedJanuary 2014January 2013More modern by 12 months

Common features in the Olympus TG-830 iHS and Sony W810

 TG-830 iHS W810 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry around your camera regularly, you are going to need to think about its weight and volume. The Olympus TG-830 iHS enjoys physical dimensions of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs) and the Sony W810 has sizing of 97mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 111 grams (0.24 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the TG-830 iHS and the W810.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TG-830 iHS and W810 is 91 and 96 respectively.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizes merely by checking specs. The image below may provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the TG-830 iHS and W810.

All in all, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Sony W810 to give you greater detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images somewhat more aggressively. The more aged TG-830 iHS is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W810 as a Portrait photography camera
35
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
38
MP count decent (20MP)
comes with face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Street photography with Sony W810
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography advice
Sony W810 Sports photography advice
48
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
has tracking focus
environment sealing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-830 iHS Travel photography features
Sony W810 Travel photography features
67
environment sealing
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
67
MP count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (27mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Landscape photography with Sony W810
45
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
environment sealing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
manual mode not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
41
pretty wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-830 iHS
Vlogging with Sony W810
33
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
does not have a selfie friendly display
lack of microphone socket
32
pretty wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic support
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Olympus TG-830 iHS vs Sony W810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-830 iHS and Sony W810
 Olympus TG-830 iHSSony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
General Information
Make Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus TG-830 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
Type Waterproof Ultracompact
Revealed 2013-01-08 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 27-162mm (6.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - Clear Photo LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 2 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 3.20 m (with ISO auto)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
External flash
Auto exposure 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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 lbs) 111g (0.24 lbs)
Dimensions 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") 97 x 56 x 21mm (3.8" 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 pictures 200 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-50B NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots One One
Launch cost $0 $100