Updated (January 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Panasonic Lumix TS5

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Panasonic Lumix TS5

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
370 shots
Focus points
Many focus points
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Items often bought with the Olympus TG-2 iHS or Panasonic TS5

galleries

Explore our gallery of 26 sample photos taken by the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS.
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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
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the TG-2 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The TG-2 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS5

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
370 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
110×64×29 mm vs 112×67×29 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$275.00 vs $489.50
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The best price we've seen is $215 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Weight
Lighter
214 g vs 230 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

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

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
TG-2 iHS1080p @ 30fps
TS51080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Battery life Great battery life Help
TG-2 iHS320 shots
TS5370 shots
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-2 iHS4x
TS54.6x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Thickness Thin Help
1.1"
Common Weaknesses

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$330 - $379

Weight Is slightly heavier
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$353

Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$249

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Size Is slightly larger
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
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$262

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$179

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Waterproof

$580

3D Takes 3D photos
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Panasonic Lumix TS5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (DMC-FT6)

Waterproof

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$190

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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