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

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Panasonic Lumix TS4

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×64×25 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Much 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 size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
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
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 103×64×27 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1300s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic TS4

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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
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
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
310 shots vs 300 shots
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$425.00 vs $509.95
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
TG-1 iHS1080p @ 30fps
TS41080p @ 60fps
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life Great battery life Help
TG-1 iHS300 shots
TS4310 shots
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
TG-1 iHS$509.95
TS4$425.00
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
TG-1 iHS3 fps
TS43.7 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
TS44.6x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
TG-1 iHS99×64×25 mm
TS4103×64×27 mm
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS1"
TS41.1"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$379 - $431

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
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
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$370

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$270

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 Stylus Tough TG-860

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

Waterproof

$279

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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$228

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 TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$380

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

$260

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$181

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$243 - $289

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 (Lumix DMC-FT6)

Waterproof

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
GPS No built-in GPS

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