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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
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

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the TG-1 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
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 104x63x27 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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 DMC-TS3

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$389.95 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Weight
Lighter
197 g vs 221 g
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More than 10% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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recommendations

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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
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
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$579.95
DMC-TS3$389.95
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
TG-1 iHS3 fps
DMC-TS33.7 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
DMC-TS34.6x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS99x63x25 mm
DMC-TS3104x63x27 mm
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS1"
DMC-TS31.1"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$354

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

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$350

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$259

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

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Is slightly larger
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$238

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a significantly 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 D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$258 - $330

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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 Significantly larger
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$245

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Much cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Waterproof

$279

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$172 - $249

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$141 - $167

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Waterproof

$215

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Waterproof

$135

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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