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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Size
Really small
Compact (99×64×25 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 26 sample photos taken by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS.
Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

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
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
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
Significantly smaller
99×64×25 mm vs 112×67×29 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
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2
Screen type OLED screens Help
Bright and vivid
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life Great battery life Help
TG-2 iHS320 shots
TG-1 iHS300 shots
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
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
TG-2 iHS
  1. Sensor shift
TG-1 iHS
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
610k dots
Thickness Thin Help
TG-2 iHS1.1"
TG-1 iHS1"
Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$372

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
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
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$240 - $327

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
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$160

Wide angle Has a much 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
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$329

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$188 - $198

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$209

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$289 - $299

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

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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.