Olympus TG-610 summary
Olympus TG-610 is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera initially launched on January of 2011. It has got a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The TG-610 is rated #43 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and over-all #857 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please look at our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
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Olympus TG-610 history
The Olympus TG-610 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can view all older and latest models along with key specs.
Olympus TG-610 Gallery
You can check the TG-610 from various angles in the gallery below.
Olympus TG-610 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of positives and negatives of the Olympus TG-610 based on factors that are normally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Olympus TG-610 Sensor details
The Olympus TG-610 houses the TruePic III+ processor. The spec of the sensor in the Olympus TG-610 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Hasselblad and Oppo Join Forces to Create Next-Level 'HyperTone' Camera
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the TG-610's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The TG-610 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.G100D by Panasonic Features USB-C and Stunning OLED EVF
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus TG-610 dimensions
Olympus TG-610 has a weight of 0.42 lbs (190g / 6.70 ounces) and features outer measurements of 96mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 1.0"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195g so the Olympus TG-610 is similar compared with its competitors.Is Apple's Latest 'Shot on iPhone' Video Deceptive?
Below is a photo of the Olympus TG-610 with a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show you the button design on the TG-610.
Olympus TG-610 Lens specs
The TG-610 is equipped with a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't amazing but it will surely be helpful in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.9 which is rather slow and not very good in low light events and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise the ISO giving you noisy shots. On the tele end, 140mm comes with f5.9 which is really slow and you may need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-610 Connectivity
The TG-610 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy files and usually adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Olympus TG-610 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution in the Olympus TG-610 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should aim for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means that you have got little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find a different camera in case you require better sound in your videos.
Olympus TG-610 Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-610 comes with environment proofing which makes it a excellent candidate to use for challenging places. This is particularly valuable whenever you are not sure about the elements you may encounter for outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-610 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-610 has got a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Scarlett Johansson Stakes Legal Claim Over Her Digital Avatar
The View Finder specs regarding Olympus TG-610 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be pretty useful.
Olympus TG-610 Shutter specs
Olympus TG-610 is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus TG-610 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus TG-610 has got only built in flash without external flash support.
Olympus TG-610 Autofocusing specs
Olympus TG-610 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it valuable for portrait photography.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Olympus TG-610 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful for low light conditions or you want to have more accurate control on depth of field.
Olympus TG-610 Battery life
The battery life (LI-50B) in the Olympus TG-610 is built to last for 210 photos as per the CIPA benchmarks making it less when compared to its rivals. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life for this range of cameras.
Below is a listing of Waterproof cameras with the best battery life:
Olympus TG-610 for various types of photography
The following illustration shows a rundown of the Olympus TG-610 for various types of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus TG-610 Portrait photography features
The Olympus TG-610 has a score of 33 which is low, meaning that it is not really very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and ability to use off-camera lighting.
Olympus TG-610 Street photography info
Getting a nice rating of 62, the Olympus TG-610 is a respectable option for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus TG-610 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography score of 40 indicates the Olympus TG-610 is not really very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have great tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus TG-610 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is extremely critical in getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Olympus TG-610 gets a above average 64 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to buy for your trips.
Olympus TG-610 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus TG-610 at it's low rating of 43 for a landscape camera is not really very good among it's competitors.
Vlogging with Olympus TG-610
A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Olympus TG-610 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a low score of 30.
Olympus TG-610 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the TG-610, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the family of Waterproof.
The chart underneath provides you an overview of the TG-610 compared to it's top scoring competitors mentioned above.
There are more cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.