Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum focal length of 21mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (5 lower).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 3"" screen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

2.2mm thinner Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 27.6mmmm deep, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 29.8mmmm deep digital camera (2.2mm thicker).
One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 only takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are a lot better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average expert review score of 80% based on 1 review, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an average rating of 63% (based on 8 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average user review score of 88% based on 76 reviews, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an average rating of 78% (based on 9 reviews).
8 Reasons For
66% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 16.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10.6 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (16.3).
13% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a maximum focal length of 288mmmm, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 105mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (183mm shorter).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 60ss maximum shutter speed. That's 56s longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

54% bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is an 80MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 43MB bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (80MBMB).
A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a weight of 163gg, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224gg digital camera (61g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 59.9mmmm tall. That's 4.2mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (59.9mmmm).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 16.3 maximum aperture digital camera (10.6 smaller).
0.4 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (3.1).
183mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 105mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 183mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (288mmmm).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4ss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an internal memory of 37MBMB, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is an 80MBMB internal memory digital camera (43MB bigger).
Heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224gg digital camera. That's 61g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (163gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4.2mm taller Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a height of 64.1mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 59.9mmmm tall digital camera (4.2mm shorter).
Four months older
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 by four months.
7 Reasons Against
13% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (24mmmm).
Five times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 5 lower than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (1,600).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 2.7"" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (2.7""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 29.8mmmm deep digital camera. That's 2.2mm thicker than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (29.8mmmm).
Only 200 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 200 shots, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10's average expert score is only 63%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10's average user score is only 78%, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's is 88% (based on 76 reviews).

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Date Released

23 months Ago 19 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.6MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Orange
 Orange
Maximum Waterproof Depth
15m Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.7 16.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
105mm 288mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
3.74 - 18.7 4.3 - 51.6
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
Lens Structure
10/8 8/8
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 8

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.03 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.1 - 2.5 1.5 - 2.6
Flash Range
0.12 - 4 0.6 - 5.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
37MB 80MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Auto
 Scene
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Normal
 Slideshow
 Normal
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Children
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Children
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
224g 163g
BEST
Height
64.1mm 59.9mm
BEST
Depth
27.6mm
BEST
29.8mm
Width
112.9mm
BEST
99mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 177g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LI-50B Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 690mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
200 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Viewer 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data DMW-PHS14XEK, DMW-BCL7E
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