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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$379.95 vs $509.95
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (around 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
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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
TG-2 iHS$379.95
TG-1 iHS$509.95
Weight Heavy Help
TG-2 iHS230 g
TG-1 iHS221 g
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
TG-2 iHS
  1. Sensor shift
TG-1 iHS
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
4x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
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

$369

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$379

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
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 AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$180

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
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$243 - $289

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$228 - $250

Screen size Has a significantly 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
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 Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$315

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$182

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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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.