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

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
GPS
Built-in 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 | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Lowest price Cheaper $309.78 vs $489.95
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about either the TG-2 iHS or the TG-1 iHS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
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 Common Weaknesses
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:Sensor shift, Digital
Thickness Thin Help
TG-2 iHS:1.1"
TG-1 iHS:1"
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 - $880

Thickness Is thicker
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$199 - $269

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
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$247 - $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
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$229 - $340

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
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$265 - $279

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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $219

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS.

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1

Pro digicam

$117 - $649

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS
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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.