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Olympus Stylus TG-2

Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12 megapixel 4 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12MP 4x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus Stylus TG-2 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Olympus Stylus TG-2 as follows for Summary.
98
25 Reviews + 6 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 25 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is robust and is a good size.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Olympus Stylus TG-2 Video Reviews


Olympus Stylus TG-2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Review websites Camera Labs and Lydogbillede.dk both strongly endorse this Olympus digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at website Optyczne.pl thought that this Olympus camera was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Olympus camera is 77 out of 100 based on 25 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Camera Labs.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 6,180 expert and user reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

  • Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of…
    Reviewed.com April 2013
  • Images are good, with excellent…

Users Report it is Robust

Three people reckoned that it was strong and durable and three people who bought it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress.

  • Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of…
    Reviewed.com April 2013
  • Though the company has been producing waterproof cameras for a lot longer…
  • The popular TOUGH series was launched in 2009…
  • Inside its aluminum body, which can be used underwater at depths 10 feet beyond what its predecessor could manage…
  • It's practically a clone of last year's model! A few improvements should make it nicer to use, even if this waterproof compact still isn't without its faults…
  • One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras…

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three customers who bought the Olympus Stylus TG-2 considered that it was compact and two customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape.

  • What happens if you decide to travel off the beaten track? A conventional compact without any form of…
  • Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of…
    Reviewed.com April 2013
  • The two cameras are similar in looks, with noticeable difference in body color…
  • Inside its aluminum body, which can be used underwater at depths 10 feet beyond what its predecessor could manage…
  • It's practically a clone of last year's model! A few improvements should make it nicer to use, even if this waterproof compact still isn't without its faults…
  • One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras…

Features

Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus TG-2 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras. The worst image resolution of all cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x. The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9".

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22. At only 2, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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Waterproof

The Stylus TG-2 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of digital cameras range from 3m to 60m. The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the higher waterproof (up to) (15 meters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus TG-2 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras also have an electronic compass.

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Shock Proof

The Stylus TG-2 is shock proof, as are most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus TG-2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. 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. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus TG-2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Stylus TG-2 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. The Stylus TG-2 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 4.9) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v104120ru000

Barcodes:

00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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