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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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
 
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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
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 $339.00 vs $489.95
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (more than 30% 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

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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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
TG-2 iHS:$339.00
TG-1 iHS:$489.95
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
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
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$229

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
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$310 - $410

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$297 - $548

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$214 - $380

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
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
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$229 - $299

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

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

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

appearance

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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.