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

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

Winner
Olympus Tough TG-810

72

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Tough TG-810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Sensor shift
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus Tough TG-810. Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS.

differences

Advantages of the Olympus TG-810

Report a correction
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
Help
4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Digital, Sensor shift vs Digital
Help
Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
100x65x26 mm vs 115x58x28 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
Help
Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
Help
More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Olympus Tough TG-810 Learn more about
the Olympus TG-810

Advantages of the Pentax WG-1 GPS

Report a correction
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
Help
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
Help
Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
167 g vs 221 g
Help
More than 20% lighter
Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Learn more about
the Pentax WG-1 GPS
vs

recommendations

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

Snapsort Recommends
Olympus Tough TG-810 Olympus Tough TG-810 72
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        64 Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              TG-810Digital, Sensor shift
              WG-1 GPSDigital
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TG-810f/3.9
              WG-1 GPSf/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              TG-810100x65x26 mm
              WG-1 GPS115x58x28 mm
              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

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

              Waterproof

              $570

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $189

              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
              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Olympus TG-1 iHS

              Waterproof

              $580

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus Tough TG-810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus TG-610

              Olympus TG-610

              Waterproof

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

              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $580 body only

              $498 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax Optio W90

              Pentax Optio W90

              Waterproof

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              appearance

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

              discussion

              Olympus Tough TG-810
              Tough TG-810
              Olympus

              Report a correction
              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
              Optio WG-1 GPS
              Pentax

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments