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Olympus Stylus TG-2
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Olympus Stylus TG-2 Digital Camera

12MP 4x Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Waterproof, Shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof the TG-2 is virtually indestructible on the outside. But it 's also reliable in lots of other ways: You can rely on incredible image quality for all... More
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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera received a score of 77 out of 100 from expert review website skyit.vn.

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Olympus digital cameras and also specifically for Olympus waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good reviews.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The Stylus TG-2 has a quite large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus TG-2. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Stylus TG-2 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus TG-2 do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras with a GPS to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus TG-2 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus TG-2.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Stylus TG-2 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Maximum Waterproof Depth

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite high maximum waterproof depth (15 meters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2. The lowest maximum waterproof depth of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 3m and the highest is 60m.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (25m and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Stylus TG-2 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus TG-2.

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OLED Display

The Stylus TG-2 has an OLED display which is better than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

This digital camera's display (OLED) is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus TG-2.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus Stylus TG-2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

At 6,400, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2. Waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 52,000.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4.5mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. The Stylus TG-2 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 25 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus TG-2.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of light metering modes than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Stylus TG-2 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2 and the largest is 8.5. With a minimum aperture of only 2, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Stylus TG-2 does not support video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 also do not support video recording.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video recording which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Stylus TG-2 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Stylus TG-2 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5MP and the highest is 23MP.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (12.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] (13.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus TG-2 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Stylus TG-2 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of digital cameras of this type and age range from 10x to 36x. At only 16 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Olympus Stylus TG-2 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Olympus camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus TG-2. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12.75 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 5MP and the most is 24MP.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus TG-2 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 38, and the average maximum aperture is 7.2. At only 4.9, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite small internal memory (only 22 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2. Digital cameras of this spec and age have internal memory of between 7.9MB and 700MB.

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Only Four Aspheric Elements

The Stylus TG-2 is a four aspheric element camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-2

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Pentax Optio WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus TG-2.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
31 October 2014

C?ng gi?ng nh? TG-1, TG-2 có c?m bi?n CMOS 1/2.3 inch 12 Megapixel, ISO 100 ? 6400, màn hình OLED 3 inch ?? phân gi?i 610.000 dot cùng ?ng kính zoom 4x v?i tiêu c? t? 25 ? 100 mm.C?ng gi?ng... Read more…

Bright 2.0 4.9 stabilised zoom
Built-in GPS and manometer
Tap to control feature
Accessory lens attachments
Fast 2 lens at wide angle
Poor high ISO noise performance
No manual exposure settings
Can't take stills while video recording
No built-in Wifi
Tendency to underexpose shots in Auto mode

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ditg2n, ditg2r, tg2zwa, tg2roo, olympus v104120ru000
Barcodes 00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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