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 DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$138 - $146

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$305

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90

Waterproof

$120 - $179

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

Ricoh WG-20

Ricoh WG-20

Waterproof

$300

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$646 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Tough TG-810

Olympus Tough TG-810

Waterproof

$263

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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.