Here we are comparing two Olympus cameras cameras with different body types: Olympus TG-3, which was introduced in March 2014 is a Waterproof camera with a 16.0MP 1/2.3' sensor whereas Olympus XZ-2 iHS, which was introduced in December 2012 is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a 12.0MP 1/1.7-inch sensor. There is 15 months difference between TG-3 and XZ-2 iHS so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger TG-3, especially in sensor tech.
Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus TG-3 is ranked #4
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 54 whereas Olympus XZ-2 iHS is ranked #3
out of 262 Small Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 61.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Olympus TG-3 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus TG-3 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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