• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX610 HS advantages over Olympus TG-870

  • Less expensive
    $187 vs $279
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    450 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-870 advantages over Canon SX610 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Canon SX610 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • More pixels
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-870
Canon SX600 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Canon SX610 HS
Olympus TG-850
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-850
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Canon SX610 HS
Olympus TG-860
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-860
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon SX610 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-870
Canon 350 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Canon SX610 HS
Canon 360 HS
  • $202
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Olympus TG-870
Canon 360 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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