Updated (February 2012): Compare the Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Olympus Tough TG-810 vs Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

70

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
167 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

Items often bought with the Olympus TG-810 or Pentax WG-1 GPS

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
100×65×26 mm vs 116×59×29 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$249.00 vs $515.77
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The best price we've seen is $267 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Pentax WG-1 GPS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the WG-1 GPS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
167 g vs 221 g
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More than 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              TG-810
              1. Digital
              2. Sensor shift
              WG-1 GPS
              1. Digital
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810f/3.9
              WG-1 GPSf/3.5
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              TG-8101"
              WG-1 GPS1.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $399

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $130

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $325

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $320

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $262

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $330 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $425

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $228 - $258

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

              $210

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed

              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $760 body only

              $660 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Pentax WG-10

              Pentax WG-10

              Waterproof

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Olympus Stylus Tough 6020

              Waterproof

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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              Olympus Tough TG-810 Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-810 Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

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