• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus TG-3 over Olympus TG-2

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    5 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Olympus TG-2 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

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 Canon S120

Olympus TG-3
Canon S120
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus TG-2
Canon S120
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • GPS
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon N100

Olympus TG-3
Canon N100
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • 60p
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus TG-2
Canon N100
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Hot shoe
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot shoe
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
Olympus TG-2
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Manual focus

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
Olympus TG-2
Ricoh WG-4
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • GPS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon AW120

Olympus TG-3
Nikon AW120
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • 60p
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
Olympus TG-2
Nikon AW120
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Bigger pixels
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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