There’s far more to the camera market than the latest DSLR or compact camera, as there’s a very competitive market for the rugged models as well. With a huge choice available, and new ones hitting the market just recently, we thought we would take a look at two of the most recent, the Pentax WG-3 GPS and the Olympus TG-2.
Choosing between two cameras that are designed to do very similar things is always a tough task, as you have to consider many factors, such as specs, unique features, design, and more importantly, their price.
Pentax WG-3 GPS vs. Olympus TG-2 – The WG-3 GPS is cheaper than the TG-2, $297 compared to $329 and has a higher sensor, 16-megapixels compared to 12-megapixles. The Pentax also has a better built-in flash range of 34-inches vs. 26-inches for the Olympus. Finally, the WG-3 GPS offers 10 shots per second with the TG-2 performing half that amount.
However, the Olympus TG-2 redeems itself with a smaller and thinner body, improved battery life, 350 shots vs 240 shots, and finally a higher screen resolution of 610k dots compared to 460k dots.
A recent Pentax WG-3 GPS review explains how much has changed with the latest version from the WG range, and now has a much better design, and they are impressed with the speed of the new lenses, and so make this a very worthwhile rugged camera. Read the full review here.
The Olympus TG-2 review shows this to be a fun camera to have and preforms rather well, along with having some great features to help produce some decent quality shots. Although, they did notice the flash lets it down, which we did mention earlier. You can read the complete review here.
So there you have it, we have looked at the good in each of these cameras, and pointed you in the direction of two extensive reviews for each of them, and so the decision is now yours to make, the Pentax WG-3 GPS or the Olympus TG-2?
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