Updated (March, 2014): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

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Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-2 iHS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 112x67x29 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
221 g vs 230 g
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Screen type OLED screens Help
Bright and vivid
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Battery life Great battery life Help
TG-2 iHS:320 shots
TG-1 iHS:300 shots
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Weight Heavy Help
TG-2 iHS:230 g
TG-1 iHS:221 g
Zoom Poor zoom Help
4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
610k dots
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
TG-2 iHS:Sensor shift
TG-1 iHS:Digital, Sensor shift
Thickness Thin Help
TG-2 iHS:1.1"
TG-1 iHS:1"
Common Weaknesses
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
25 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

Thickness Is thicker
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$266

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Weight Is slightly lighter
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$248

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$199 - $427

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $297

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$309

Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot D10

Canon PowerShot D10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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discussion

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Avatar for NICE NICE (4:08 AM, March 24, 2013)
The TG-2 has an OLED screen as well. Might want to fix that info.