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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Rugged Design For Outdoor Fun - Tough performance - Superb image quality - Magic Filter Movie and/or Stills The affordable TG-630 combines trademark TOUGH imaging power with child, water, shock... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website besteproduct.nl scored this camera 70%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 8 owner reviews the average owner rating of this waterproof camera is brilliant. This puts this camera in the top 3% of all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average owner review score.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Olympus waterproof cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras produced by Olympus.

Good Quality Pictures

Four Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. J.k. mentioned in their review of this digital camera “My boyfriend and I were fighting our entire vaccation about who's next to make pictures with this awesome camera! There are no wonders to be expected about picture quality.”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Hizzy said in their review of this digital camera “It's taken great quality pictures in both cases” . Mrs La Blackburn mentioned in her review “Bought this camera to take underwater pictures while snorkelling in the Maldives - the quality is better than we expected”.

Easy to Use

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 was easy to use.

Good Video Capture

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 reviewer who bought this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Mrs La Blackburn said on Amazon “The quality of the video is very good”.

Good Battery Life

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 reviewer said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 had a good battery life. Mrs La Blackburn wrote on Amazon “Out of the waterit's easy to use and the battery life is very good” in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 review.

Robust

One person said that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Stuart Blake mentioned “I am now the proud owner of some lovely underwater pictures taken on photo”.

Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3". The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus Tough TG-630 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, and the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 also are waterproof.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative waterproof cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850, or the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 41fps. With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the higher JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Olympus digital camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this Olympus camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus camera also 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 6,400, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

At 140 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths range from 4.7mm to 270mm, and the average maximum focal length is 120mm.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Power Source

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Olympus camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Narrow

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have widths of between 50mm and 160mm, and the average width is 110mm. At only 98.4 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 does not support video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Stylus Tough TG-630 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, or the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630, the Stylus Tough TG-630 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Stylus Tough TG-630 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix P7100 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have megapixel counts of between 5MP and 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of only 12 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Olympus digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot D30 ($249.98) (12.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S32 (13.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only One Diaphragm Blades

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is a one diaphragm blades digital camera. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have between one and nine diaphragm blades.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 5MP and the most is 24MP. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 3.4. At 3.9, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Olympus camera was released.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 ($309.95).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Pentax Optio WG-3 ($290.26) (7.2x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7100, and the Canon PowerShot D20 is also worth considering.

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 5 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly standard maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 (10m), or the Nikon Coolpix S32 (10m) which is also higher rated.

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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
Diaphragm Blades
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
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
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
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
1 September 2014

Ben jij op zoek naar een goedkope schok- en waterbestendige camera? Dan is de Olympus Tough TG-630 echt iets voor jou. Voor de ultieme outdoorfreak schiet de TG-630 misschien net t...

Waterproof, dropproof and freezeproof
Goodquality photos and videos
Snappy performance
Easy to use
Strong battery life
Dim light requires flash
Manque de piqu au grandangle
Prise de son perfectible en vido
Hautes sensibilits perfectibles
Drlig skrm

User Reviews

(8)
(Verified Purchase)

Been a great little camera to take on holiday to use by the pool and on the beach to save my more expensive dSLR getting damaged. Photo quality is a little poor when shooting at night and away... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Mr. S. Smereka
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera.

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

One of the best digital camera that i got.

Reviewed 5 January 2014 by Raymond Castell
(Verified Purchase)

Purchase for my son who has learning difficulties and uses one of these at school where they take plenty of abuse without any issues.

(Verified Purchase)

I was apprehensive about my first purchase of a waterproof camera. I had researched a lot of different makes. However, when someone I knew recommended this one to me, then I thought, let's try it.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tg630roo, tg630blw, tg630wit, tg630zwa, olympus v104110wu000
Barcodes 00050332185074, 00050332185081, 00050332185098, 00050332185104, 00545350043285, 00545350043308, 04545350043285, 04545350043292, 04545350043308, 04545350043315
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