• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $349 Average Retail $350 MSRP
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 4.6x zoom 28mm - 128mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $328 Average Retail $400 MSRP

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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
  • 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

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 Olympus TG-2

Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-2
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
Panasonic TS5
Olympus TG-2
  • $328
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Fast startup

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Olympus TG-3
Olympus TG-850
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Wi-Fi
  • $253
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Panasonic TS5
Olympus TG-850
  • $328
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer shutter
  • $253
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot shoe
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic TS5
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $328
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer shutter
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • GPS

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-4
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
Panasonic TS5
Ricoh WG-4
  • $328
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer shutter
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Manual focus

Compared to Ricoh WG-20

Olympus TG-3
Ricoh WG-20
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Wi-Fi
  • $247
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
Panasonic TS5
Ricoh WG-20
  • $328
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
  • $247
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
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