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

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS
Olympus TG-1 iHS

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x25 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

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 faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
Help
Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
320 shots vs 300 shots
Help
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
Help
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
Help
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
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Battery life Great battery life Help
TG-2 iHS320 shots
TG-1 iHS300 shots
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Weight Heavy Help
TG-2 iHS230 g
TG-1 iHS221 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
Thickness Thin Help
TG-2 iHS1.1"
TG-1 iHS1"
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 - $354

Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$289

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
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$238 - $310

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records very high 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
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$246

Lowest price Is much less expensive
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$300

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$172

3D Takes 3D photos
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Aperture Much narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Waterproof

$279

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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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.