• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 4.6x zoom 28mm - 128mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus TG-3 over Panasonic TS5

  • Wider aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    5 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1300 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic TS5 over Olympus TG-3

  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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Review Excerpt

  • Advanced Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communications for easy image sharing and even remote shooting (a first for a waterproof compact); Improved ruggedness; Manual exposure mode; Fast cycle times; 10fps continuous burst shooting at full resolution; Full 1080p HD video at up to 60p; Excellent battery life.

  • Mediocre still image quality; Slow startup; Slower-than-average autofocus; Choppy MP4 (most Web-friendly format) video quality.

The Competition

Compared to Canon S120

Olympus TG-3
Canon S120
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic TS5
Canon S120
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-850
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Panasonic TS5
Olympus TG-850
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer shutter
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer

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
Panasonic TS5
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer shutter
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • GPS

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
Panasonic TS5
Ricoh WG-4
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer shutter
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon N2

Olympus TG-3
Canon N2
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • GPS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Panasonic TS5
Canon N2
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
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