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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
34
Overall
37
Olympus VH-410 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
30
Overall
31

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Key Specs

Olympus VH-410
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 102 x 60 x 21mm
  • Revealed August 2012
Sony G3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-10.0) lens
  • 185g - 97 x 59 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Overview

Here is a in-depth assessment of the Olympus VH-410 and Sony G3, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Olympus and Sony. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the VH-410 (16MP) and G3 (10MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The VH-410 was launched 3 years later than the G3 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise summation of how the VH-410 scores vs the G3 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VH-410 over the Sony G3

 VH-410 G3 
RevealedAugust 2012January 2009Fresher by 45 months

Reasons to pick Sony G3 over the Olympus VH-410

 G3 VH-410 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display size3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution921k460kClearer display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Olympus VH-410 and Sony G3

 VH-410 G3 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry your camera often, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Olympus VH-410 has got exterior measurements of 102mm x 60mm x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Sony G3 has measurements of 97mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

See the Olympus VH-410 and Sony G3 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the VH-410 versus the G3.

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the VH-410 and G3 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 top view buttons comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizing purely by checking a spec sheet. The visual here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the VH-410 and G3.

As you can see, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Olympus VH-410 to give more detail utilizing its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more recent VH-410 is going to have a benefit in sensor tech.

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 sensor size comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus VH-410
Portrait photography with Sony G3
35
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
26
manual focus
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Street photography features
Sony G3 Street photography features
63
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes touch focus
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
56
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VH-410 as a Sports photography camera
Sony G3 as a Sports photography camera
41
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
23
built in image stabilization (Optical)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000 seconds)
max frames per second very slow (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus VH-410
Travel photography with Sony G3
68
includes touch focus
resolution is good (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (26mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
flash built-in
missing Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Landscape photography highlights
Sony G3 Landscape photography highlights
43
decently wide (26mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
36
manual focus
big screen (3.5 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VH-410 as a Vlogging camera
Sony G3 as a Vlogging camera
33
decently wide (26mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
27
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone socket
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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony G3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VH-410 and Sony G3
 Olympus VH-410Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
General Information
Company Olympus Sony
Model type Olympus VH-410 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-08-21 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 16MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.5 f/3.5-10.0
Macro focusing range 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3.5 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 1s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1000s
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.70 m 4.30 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 152g (0.34 pounds) 185g (0.41 pounds)
Physical dimensions 102 x 60 x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") 97 x 59 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 ID LI-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $186 $200