Updated (April 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-1 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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Compact (99×64×25 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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

Items often bought with the Olympus TG-1 iHS or Panasonic DMC-TS3

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.
Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 1,600 ISO
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The TG-1 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
99×64×25 mm vs 104×64×28 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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Digital
  2. 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
$285.21 vs $579.95
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The best price we've seen is $295 cheaper (2x 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
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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 iHS99×64×25 mm
DMC-TS3104×64×28 mm
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS1"
DMC-TS31.1"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$275

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$425

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$369

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$249

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly heavier
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Is slightly larger
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
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$262

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$338 - $379

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Size Significantly larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$489

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$299

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$127 - $161

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$159

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80

Waterproof

$164 - $200

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Aperture Narrower aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

Waterproof

$293

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

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