Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix TS25 vs Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS vs Panasonic Lumix TS20

Winner
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS20

Size
Really small
Super compact 101x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

Advantages of the Panasonic TS20

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Size
Much smaller
101x58x19 mm vs 122x61x30 mm
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2x smaller
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.2"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
142 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
Focus points
More focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax WG-2 GPS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.5 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the WG-2 GPS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WG-2 GPS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1300s
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3.1x faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              TS204x
              WG-2 GPS5x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              TS20f/3.9
              WG-2 GPSf/3.5

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

              Panasonic Lumix TS4

              Waterproof

              $350

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $157

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $257

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $265

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $169 - $170

              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $190

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Pentax WG-3

              Pentax WG-3

              Waterproof

              $264

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $534

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Ricoh WG-4

              Ricoh WG-4

              Waterproof

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

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