Updated (February 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

71

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$134 - $138

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$249 - $305

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Waterproof

$290

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$275 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$319

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
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Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
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Avatar for Lostfrog Lostfrog (8:58 PM, August 06, 2011)
Soooo, popularity makes DMC-TS3 higher ranked but Macro mode on the pentax is NOT a strength?  Even has macro flash on front of the camera! Gimme a break.