Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS vs Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 99x63x25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 122x61x30 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the TG-1 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.6 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
Size Significantly smaller 99x63x25 mm vs 122x61x30 mm
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Around 30% smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Digital, Sensor shift vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 260 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax WG-2 GPS

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Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 221 g
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More than 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Weight Heavy Help
TG-1 iHS:221 g
WG-2 GPS:198 g
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
WG-2 GPS:5x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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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
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$344 - $348

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
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
GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2

Waterproof

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$254

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Olympus TG-820 iHS

Olympus TG-820

Waterproof

$190

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly lighter
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$200

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$240 - $380

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Size Significantly larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$229

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax WG-4

Pentax WG-4

Waterproof

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Size Larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS No built-in GPS
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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