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

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Differences

Pentax WG-2 GPS advantages over Olympus TG-830

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus TG-830 advantages over Pentax WG-2 GPS

  • Less expensive
    $280 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XP150

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Fujifilm XP150
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Olympus TG-830
Fujifilm XP150
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • HDMI out
  • $272
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Pentax WG-2

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Pentax WG-2
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus TG-830
Pentax WG-2
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon AW110

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Nikon AW110
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-830
Nikon AW110
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Olympus TG-850
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus TG-830
Olympus TG-850
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • More dots on screen
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus TG-830
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
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