• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus TG-2 advantages over Olympus TG-3

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.55 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More dots on screen
    610k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Olympus TG-3 advantages over Olympus TG-2

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 25 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Fast f/2 lens at wide angle; Decent image quality for its class; Excellent waterproof and rugged specs; Solid feature set, including the cool Microscopic Macro function for super closeups; Aperture priority mode; Peppy performance and good battery life; Accepts conversion lenses.

  • Tendency to underexpose shots in Auto mode; Aggressive noise reduction smudges fine detail; Poor video quality with lots of artifacts; No built-in Wi-Fi.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Olympus TG-2
Olympus TG-1
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-1
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Olympus TG-2
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus
Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Olympus TG-2
Ricoh WG-4
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus

Compared to Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Olympus TG-2
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus
Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-5 GPS
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Olympus TG-4

Olympus TG-2
Olympus TG-4
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-4
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
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