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

62

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/3.3
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
167 g
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

$145 - $168

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$190

Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Waterproof

$400

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Slightly smaller

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Competitors

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$190

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$784 body only

$740 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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.