Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS comparison

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Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 (Orange)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 (Orange)
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Pentax Optio WG-2 (Red)

Pentax Optio WG-2 (Red)
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Nikon Coolpix AW100 (Orange)

Nikon Coolpix AW100 (Orange)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 (Orange)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 (Orange)
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Price $579 at 1 store $219 at 1 store $289 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews 1.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date May 07, 2012 February 10, 2012 March 08, 2012 September 03, 2011 February 29, 2012
The Bottom Line The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS combines a bright lens, a high-sensitivity, high-speed sensor, and some nice extras to make it a top rugged compact camera. While it doesn't offer much for upgraders, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is still a very good rugged camera. The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a very good rugged camera with few trade-offs for its durability. The rugged Nikon Coolpix AW100 is a fine choice for shallow water or dry land adventures -- just make sure you have plenty of light. The rugged camera that doesn't look rugged, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a nice option for people wanting an ultracompact for days by the pool and nights on the town.

Basic specs

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Type OLED display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.7 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.9 in x 1 in x 2.5 in
4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.5 in
4.8 in x 1.2 in x 2.4 in
4.3 in x 0.9 in x 2.6 in
3.8 in x 0.7 in x 2.2 in
Lens System 4 x x
Zoom lens - 1.5 mm - 18 cm - F/2.0-4.9
4.6 x x Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 22.8 mm - F/3.3-5.9
5 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 25 mm - F/3.5-5.5
5 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 25 mm - F/3.9-4.8
4 x x Zoom lens - 4.43 mm - 17.7 mm - F/3.5-4.6
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
Hi-Speed CCD
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 125-6400
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO auto (125-800)
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
7.2 x
4 x
8 x
Weight 7.8 oz
6.2 oz
6.1 oz
6.3 oz
4.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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