Olympus TG-810 overview
Olympus TG-810 is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera originally revealed on August of 2011. It has a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The TG-810 is rated #43 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and all around #838 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your customized requirements.
Below is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus TG-810 history
The Olympus TG-810 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed list below.
Olympus TG-810 Gallery
You can look at the TG-810 from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus TG-810 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Olympus TG-810 based on aspects that are usually viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Olympus TG-810 Sensor features
The Olympus TG-810 is powered by the TruePic III+ processor chip. The specification of the sensor on the Olympus TG-810 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the TG-810's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The TG-810 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus TG-810 dimensions
Olympus TG-810 has a weight of 0.47 pounds (215g or 7.58 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 100mm x 65mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 1.0"). The weight of normal Waterproof camera is 196g and the Olympus TG-810 is on par in comparison with its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a pic of the Olympus TG-810 alongside a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button design on the TG-810.
Olympus TG-810 Lens features
The TG-810 includes a built-in lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really great nevertheless it is going to be helpful in certain scenarios.
At it's widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f3.9 which is quite sluggish and not good in low light situations and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting causing noisy shots. At the long end, 140mm comes at f5.9 which is very slow and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-810 Connectivity
The TG-810 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer images and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Several apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Olympus TG-810 Video features
The maximum video resolution on the Olympus TG-810 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket so you have absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to get an alternative camera in case you want decent sound in your videos.
Olympus TG-810 Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-810 has environment sealing which makes it a very good candidate to use in tough climates. This can be particularly useful when you are unsure about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-810 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-810 has a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 920k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details regarding Olympus TG-810 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very beneficial in bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus TG-810 Shutter features
Olympus TG-810 is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus TG-810 Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus TG-810 boasts just built-in flash lacking external flash ability.
Olympus TG-810 Autofocusing features
Olympus TG-810 boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection which is handy for taking portraits of people.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Olympus TG-810 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good in low light situations or you need more precise control on focus.
Olympus TG-810 Battery life
The battery (LI-50B) for the Olympus TG-810 is made to last for 220 images with respect to the CIPA measurements making it lower in comparison with its rivals. The general Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has the highest possible (380) battery life in this category of cameras.
Following is a list of Waterproof cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Olympus TG-810 for varying types of photography
The following bar chart shows a analysis of the Olympus TG-810 for varying types of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-810
The Olympus TG-810 gets a rating of 34 which is really bad, meaning that it is not really acceptable to use for portraits. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to use external flash.
Street photography with Olympus TG-810
Getting a above average rating of 61, the Olympus TG-810 is a fine option for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus TG-810 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography points tally of 41 suggests the Olympus TG-810 is not really acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus TG-810 Travel photography advice
Portability is pretty crucial when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Olympus TG-810 gets a very good 64 as a travelling camera which is a fine pick for your journeys.
Olympus TG-810 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus TG-810 and it's really bad score of 43 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable compared to its rivals.
Olympus TG-810 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Olympus TG-810 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a really bad score of 30.
Olympus TG-810 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the TG-810, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the category of Waterproof.
The graph just below offers you an overview of the TG-810 versus it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.