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
Really small
Size
Compact 99x63x25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, 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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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)
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
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
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
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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"
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 - $369

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2

Waterproof

$880

Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$274

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

$242 - $314

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 AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$189 - $347

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger
Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Waterproof

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Olympus TG-1 iHS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$282

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Waterproof

$210

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

Waterproof

$199

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$255

Aperture Much wider aperture
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$100 - $169

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Smaller
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4

Waterproof

Aperture Much wider aperture
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
GPS No built-in GPS

appearance

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