Olympus TG-860 with Panasonic TS3 Comparison

Olympus TG-860 and Panasonic TS3 Main Features

  • February, 2015
  • August, 2011
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 21-105 mm (5x) F3.5-5.7 Zoom Lens
  • 28-128 mm (4.6x) F3.3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • Built-In GPS
  • 110 x 64 x 28 mm, 224g.
  • 103 x 64 x 27 mm, 197g.
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Olympus TG-860 Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
57
Value for money score
68
Portability score
95
Overall score
51

Panasonic TS3 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
36
Value for money score
58
Portability score
96
Overall score
42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 with Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Overview


Let's compare Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3. These models are included in the Waterproof cameras. Olympus TG-860 was released in 2015, and Panasonic TS3 in 2011. Stylus Tough TG-860 is newer, which is a plus. Lumix DMC-TS3 4 years older. 4 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Stylus Tough TG-860 is greater than that of Lumix DMC-TS3. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (Stylus Tough TG-860), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Olympus TG-860 has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 4.0 fps continuous shooting. Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 4.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Stylus Tough TG-860 Lumix DMC-TS3
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Model Stylus Tough TG-860 Lumix DMC-TS3
Announced February, 2015 August, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 5
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/1300 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, off, LED illuminator Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400 6400
Min Native ISO 125 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots 310 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model Li-50B
Physical
Weight 224 g 197 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 28 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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