• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus TG-3 over Canon S120

  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    380 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Canon S120 over Olympus TG-3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer shutter
    250 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon N100

Olympus TG-3
Canon N100
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • 60p
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon S120
Canon N100
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot shoe
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
Canon S120
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • More pixels

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
Canon S120
Ricoh WG-4
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Nikon AW120

Olympus TG-3
Nikon AW120
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • 60p
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
Canon S120
Nikon AW120
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon P340

Olympus TG-3
Nikon P340
  • $376
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon S120
Nikon P340
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • Higher extended ISO
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