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

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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 21mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
0.3" larger display diagonal 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.

HDMI Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an HDMI, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

One hundred more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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).
6 Reasons For
59% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 12x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (12x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

10% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (6.3).
13% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a minimum aperture number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 288mm maximum focal length, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (183mm shorter).
54% bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is an 80MB internal memory digital camera. That's 43MB bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (80MB).
A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a weight of 163g, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 12x optical zoom digital camera (7x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only 5.7 maximum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
0.4 larger minimum aperture number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 105mm. That's 183mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (288mm).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an internal memory of 37MB, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is an 80MB internal memory digital camera (43MB bigger).
Heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 61g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (163g). 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.

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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (24mm).
0.3" smaller display diagonal 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.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 200.00, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
BEST
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.6MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Waterproof Up to
15m Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof Up to
-10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Material
 Metal
 Metal
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant
 Shock resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Crash Proof
 Crash proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 12x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.7 6.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
105mm 288mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.74 - 18.7 4.3 - 51.6
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10/8 8/8
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 8

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.1m
BEST
0.03m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 8s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Forced off
Flash Range (tele)
0.1 - 2.5 1.5 - 2.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.12 - 4 0.6 - 5.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent L
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LI-50B Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 690mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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