• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus TG-2 advantages over Sony RX100 II

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    25 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony RX100 II advantages over Olympus TG-2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 610k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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.

  • New, 20.2MP, 1-inch type, backside illuminated (BSI) image sensor produces superb image quality, with particular improvements in low light and high ISO; 3-inch tilting rear LCD screen handy for composing shots from difficult angles; Fast all-around performer with quick autofocus and virtually no shutter lag; New, multi-interface hotshoe for adding a strobe or optional electronic viewfinder; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

  • Bigger and heavier than previous model; More expensive than previous model; Reduced burst performance when shooting RAW files; Somewhat confusing menu structure and control layout; Wi-Fi features can be difficult to set up.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Olympus TG-2
Sony RX100
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster RAW shooting

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Olympus TG-2
Sony RX100 III
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100 III
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

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
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
Sony RX100 II
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Olympus TG-3

Olympus TG-2
Olympus TG-3
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Sony RX100 II
Olympus TG-3
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Canon G7X

Olympus TG-2
Canon G7X
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 II
Canon G7X
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
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