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

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

     

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 TS4

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)
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 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 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 103x64x27 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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Almost the same
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
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
Cheaper
$289.95 vs $530.00
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Lighter
197 g vs 221 g
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More than 10% lighter
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
310 shots vs 300 shots
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Almost the same
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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
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life Great battery life Help
TG-1 iHS:300 shots
TS4:310 shots
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
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 iHS:3 fps
TS4:3.7 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
TS4:4.6x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHS:Digital, Sensor shift
TS4:Lens
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
TS4:1.1"
Common Weaknesses
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
TG-1 iHS:25 mm
TS4:28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$223 - $427

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349 - $398

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
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 AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$274

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Waterproof

$210

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
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

$281

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Waterproof

$372

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$128 - $159

Size Smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4

Waterproof

Aperture Much wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Significantly larger

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