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

Olympus TG-1 iHS

Olympus TG-1 iHS

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Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus TG-1 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 122x61x30 mm
Weight
Light-weight
198 g
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/3.5
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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
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 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
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
TG-1 iHS:4x
WG-2 GPS:5x

Compared to recent waterproof cameras

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.0"
Thickness Thin Help
TG-1 iHS:1"
WG-2 GPS:1.2"
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
WG-2 GPS:28 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Waterproof

$349

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

GoPro HD Hero 2

Waterproof

$562

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 AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $297

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$274

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 Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$248

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Size Is slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$120 - $159

Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$248

Aperture Much wider aperture
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $846 body only

$793 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

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