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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
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 TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$386

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$148 - $168

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$249 - $347

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Waterproof

$210

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Waterproof

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$633

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger

discussion

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