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

Olympus TG-1 iHS vs Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Olympus TG-1 iHS
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Compact (99×64×25 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Olympus TG-1 iHS.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2 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)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Size
Significantly smaller
99×64×25 mm vs 122×61×30 mm
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Around 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
vs
  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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 significantly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1.0 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHS
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
WG-2 GPS
  1. Digital
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
WG-2 GPS5x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$300

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

Waterproof

$521

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
Size Is significantly smaller
Thickness Is thicker
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$170

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Waterproof

$300

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$330 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Waterproof Is not waterproof
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Waterproof Is not waterproof

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 Larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$350 - $372

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$329

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Size Significantly larger
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$417

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$245

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$330

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $650 body only

$589 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-01

Pentax K-01

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$584 with 40mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $750 body only

$1,049 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

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