Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30

Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
34
Overall
38
Olympus VH-410 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX30 front
Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
41
Overall
41
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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Overview

The following is a extended analysis of the Olympus VH-410 versus Sony WX30, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Olympus and Sony. The resolution of the VH-410 (16MP) and the WX30 (16MP) is relatively comparable and they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The VH-410 was launched 14 months after the WX30 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a full comparison, below is a simple overview of how the VH-410 matches up versus the WX30 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Key Specs

Olympus VH-410
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 102 x 60 x 21mm
  • Launched August 2012
Sony WX30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 117g - 92 x 52 x 19mm
  • Launched July 2011
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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you need to take into account its weight and volume. The Olympus VH-410 has external measurements of 102mm x 60mm x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Sony WX30 has sizing of 92mm x 52mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7") and a weight of 117 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the VH-410 against the WX30.

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the VH-410 and WX30 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 top view buttons comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's tough to picture the gap in sensor dimensions merely by viewing specs. The image here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the VH-410 and WX30.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same MP so you should expect comparable quality of pictures though you should really take the production date of the cameras into account. The more modern VH-410 provides a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 sensor size comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Portrait photography info
Sony WX30 Portrait photography info
36
good resolution (16MP)
has face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
31
MP count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus VH-410
Street photography with Sony WX30
63
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides touch to focus
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
64
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (117g)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VH-410 as a Sports photography camera
Sony WX30 as a Sports photography camera
41
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
has tracking focus
low fps (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Travel photography features
Sony WX30 Travel photography features
69
provides touch to focus
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than others in class (117 grams)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Landscape photography information
Sony WX30 Landscape photography information
44
decently wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse mode
44
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Vlogging highlights
Sony WX30 Vlogging highlights
33
decently wide (26mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic support
35
pretty wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (117 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have external mic socket
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Olympus VH-410 vs Sony WX30 Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Olympus
Sony
Model
Olympus VH-410
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX30
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2012-08-21
2011-07-25
Physical type
Compact
Compact
Sensor Information
Chip
TruePic III+
BIONZ
Sensor type
CCD
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
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO
1600
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
-
9
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
fixed lens
Lens focal range
26-130mm (5.0x)
25-125mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/2.8-6.5
f/2.6-6.3
Macro focus distance
5cm
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inch
3 inch
Screen resolution
460 thousand dots
922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology
TFT Color LCD
XtraFine TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
None
Features
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
2.0 frames/s
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
4.70 m
3.70 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
1920x1080
Video file format
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic 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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
152 grams (0.34 pounds)
117 grams (0.26 pounds)
Physical dimensions
102 x 60 x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8")
92 x 52 x 19mm (3.6" x 2.0" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
-
250 pictures
Battery type
-
Battery Pack
Battery model
LI-50B
NP-BN1
Self timer
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots
One
One
Cost at launch
$186
$259