Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Report a correction
Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.3
Help
At its widest zoom, the TG-1 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
Help
OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 104x63x27 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
Help
Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
Help
Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Olympus TG-1 iHS Learn more about
the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TS3

Report a correction
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
Help
15x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
197 g vs 221 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$389.95 vs $509.95
Help
The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.7 fps vs 3 fps
Help
More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Learn more about
the Panasonic DMC-TS3
vs

recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
TG-1 iHS:$509.95
DMC-TS3:$389.95
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
TG-1 iHS:3 fps
DMC-TS3:3.7 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
DMC-TS3:4.6x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
DMC-TS3:1.1"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
TG-1 iHS:25 mm
DMC-TS3:28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$350 - $480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$290

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$239

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$240 - $312

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Waterproof Is not waterproof

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$310

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$279 - $280

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$248

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$140 - $141

Size Significantly smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$169

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

Waterproof

$400

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

Olympus TG-1 iHS Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Olympus TG-1 iHS Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Olympus TG-1 iHS Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

discussion

Olympus TG-1 iHS
TG-1 iHS
Olympus

Report a correction
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Lumix DMC-TS3
Panasonic

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments