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/2.0
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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/2.0 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)
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
99x63x25 mm vs 122x61x30 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
Digital, Sensor shift vs 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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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
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
TG-1 iHSDigital, Sensor shift
WG-2 GPSDigital
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS4x
WG-2 GPS5x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$369

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
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 AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$245

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$350

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$265

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
Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$246 - $335

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

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$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 6020

Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

Waterproof

Size Smaller
Weight Much lighter
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $257

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

Waterproof

$255

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Much cheaper
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$265

Aperture Much wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$110 - $180

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2

Waterproof

$533

Wide angle Much better wide angle
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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