Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus TG-820 iHS vs Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 100x65x26 mm vs 115x58x28 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift, Digital vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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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 cm vs 3 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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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 Common Weaknesses
        GPS Built-in GPS Help
        Great for travel
        Waterproof Waterproof Help
        Great at the beach
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        0.7 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        TG-810:f/3.9
        WG-1 GPS:f/3.5
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        Compared to recent waterproof cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        Usually standard
        Screen type No OLED screens Help
        LCD
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $135 - $300

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-820 iHS

        Olympus TG-820

        Waterproof

        $190

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

        Waterproof

        $372

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot D10

        Canon PowerShot D10

        Waterproof

        $350

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

        Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

        Waterproof

        $289

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

        Waterproof

        $229 - $299

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Olympus TG-610

        Olympus TG-610

        Waterproof

        $250

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Weight Lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Olympus Stylus 850 SW

        Waterproof

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Fujifilm FinePix XP70

        Waterproof

        $167 - $260

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax WG-10

        Pentax WG-10

        Waterproof

        $271

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Waterproof

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $207

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2

        Waterproof

        $420

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Smaller
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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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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