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

64

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

58

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 TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$249 - $299

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$145 - $168

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$425

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Lowest price More expensive

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$130

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$637 body only

$760 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax WG-10

Pentax WG-10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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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.