As well as being compared against other waterproofs, pro digicams and compacts, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 is also often compared to digicams, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix TS4) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the TG-820)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-3 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.9), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs compact (103×64×27 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (1.2" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (247 g vs 155 g) and is much more expensive ($1,206.11 vs $429.95).

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
2 years older

Significant advantages of the TS4 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS4 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS4 and TG-3

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year newer
$447

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and TG-3

  • None found

Olympus TG-820

Olympus TG-820 iHS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the TG-820 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-820 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-820 and TG-3

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
10 months newer
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and TG-3

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-830 iHS (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-830 iHS and TG-3

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough 6020 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough 6020 and TG-3

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-3 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (320 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 20 fps), is much more expensive ($1,206.11 vs $115.25) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and TG-3

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-5

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3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and TG-3

  • None found

Konica Minolta DiMAGE 5

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13 years older
$115

Significant advantages of the DiMAGE 5 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DiMAGE 5 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DiMAGE 5 and TG-3

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and TG-3

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), has a built-in flash, has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs super compact (97×58×22 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.2" vs 1.1"), is significantly heavier (247 g vs 145 g) and is much more expensive ($1,206.11 vs $129.95).

Panasonic Lumix F5

Panasonic Lumix F5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the F5 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×22 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lighter: 121 g vs 247 g

Significant disadvantages of the F5 (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the F5 and TG-3

  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"

Olympus Stylus 800

Olympus Stylus 800
8 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×58×33 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Lighter: 200 g vs 247 g

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 800 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Stylus 800 and TG-3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

Ricoh WG-50

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3 years newer
$233

Significant advantages of the WG-50 (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly lighter: 193 g vs 247 g
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WG-50 (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the WG-50 and TG-3

  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 320 shots
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

GoPro Hero (2018)

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4 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the TG-3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 247 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the TG-3)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and TG-3

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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3 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and TG-3

  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the TG-3)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the TG-3)

  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 320 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the 320 HS and TG-3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-3 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly longer battery life (320 shots vs 265 shots) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (march 2014 vs february 2018).

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the TG-3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the TG-3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and TG-3

  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the TG-3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and TG-3

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 247 g

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
9 months newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the TG-3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the SX710 HS and TG-3

  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the TG-3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the TG-3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and TG-3

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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4 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the TG-3)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and TG-3

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-3 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a built-in GPS, has a slightly longer battery life (320 shots vs 260 shots), is newer (march 2014 vs february 2012) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (4x vs 30x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (112×66×31 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
9 months newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the TG-3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and TG-3

  • Very small: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 243 g vs 247 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX20V (vs the TG-3)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2
  • Not waterproof
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX20V and TG-3

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19
2 years older

Significant advantages of the ZS19 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the ZS19 (vs the TG-3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the ZS19 and TG-3

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 247 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus TG-3 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), records less high-speed movies (240 fps vs 1,200 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.8 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the TG-3)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX7 Mark II (vs the TG-3)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-GX7 Mark II and TG-3

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 247 g

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
6 months older
$360 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the TG-3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the TG-3)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the AW1 and TG-3

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (112×66×31 mm)