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

12MP 4x Oct 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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19 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Olympus camera received an expert rating of 77% from skyit.vn.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus waterproof cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1.8" to 7.7". At 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Stylus TG-2 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years also are waterproof.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 15 meters, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite high waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the waterproof up tos range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m.

If this Olympus digital camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might also 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 typical of many digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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OLED Display

The Stylus TG-2 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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.

An OLED display is in fact the best display amongst all waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus TG-2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus TG-2. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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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 around the same time as it.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (6,400) amongst digital cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200 to 52,000.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 25 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this age and spec is 3.4. At only 2, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Stylus TG-2 is more than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus TG-2.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Stylus TG-2 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus TG-2 also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Stylus TG-2 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus TG-2. The average optical zoom of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus TG-2 is 4.7x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 5MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (12.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] (13.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus TG-2 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus TG-2 the combined zooms range from 10x to 37x. At only 16 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.75 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 15MP, and the total megapixelss range from 5MP to 21MP.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Olympus digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus TG-2. The light metering "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this camera.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus TG-2 range from 4mm to 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm. The Stylus TG-2 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 100 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus TG-2 range from 7.9MB to 700MB. With an internal memory of only 22 megabytes, the Stylus TG-2 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-2

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable type 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.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price], or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus TG-2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price].

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
Splash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
On/off Switch
Panorama

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 olympus v104120bu000, olympus v104120ru000
Barcodes 00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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