• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax WG-2 advantages over Olympus TG-860

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $230
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus TG-860 advantages over Pentax WG-2

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Aggressive, sculpted armor design screams adventure; Shooting is easy and fun, producing good image quality; No-slip surfaces make camera easy to hold; LCD works well in bright sunlight; Unique Macro and Digital Microscope modes.

  • Difficult to view LCD screen underwater; Poor button layout; No optical or sensor-shift image stabilization; No high-speed full-resolution burst mode.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax WG-1

Pentax WG-2
Pentax WG-1
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Olympus TG-860
Pentax WG-1
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax WG-1 GPS

Pentax WG-2
Pentax WG-1 GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
Olympus TG-860
Pentax WG-1 GPS
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic TS5

Pentax WG-2
Panasonic TS5
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-860
Panasonic TS5
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Pentax WG-2
Olympus TG-850
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-850
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Pentax WG-2
Olympus TG-870
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus TG-860
Olympus TG-870
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
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