• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 250.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX10 advantages over Olympus TG-860

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More telephoto lens reach
    250 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    105g vs 224g
    Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus TG-860 advantages over Sony QX10

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • 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

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

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W690

Sony QX10
Sony W690
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Internal flash
Olympus TG-860
Sony W690
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony WX80

Sony QX10
Sony WX80
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bulb shutter
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Olympus TG-860
Sony WX80
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon S3500

Sony QX10
Nikon S3500
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Internal flash
Olympus TG-860
Nikon S3500
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Sony QX10
Olympus TG-850
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-850
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Sony QX10
Olympus TG-870
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-870
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
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