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Olympus Stylus TG-2 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Zoom control
No image parameters
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Camera Labs Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Camera Labs who decided that this Olympus camera was great.

This Olympus camera received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Camera Labs, Imaging Resource.com and portablegear.nl the average expert rating of this camera is 78 out of 100.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 4,447 expert and user reviews (including 215 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2".

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon AW130, the Canon PowerShot D20, and the Panasonic DMC-FT5 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (610,000 pixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 150,000 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 7.9MB and the biggest is 700MB. At only 22 megabytes, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Support

Poor Support

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 4.5mm to 35mm. The Stylus TG-2 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 25 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 3.4. The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4mm and 200mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon AW130, and the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Stylus TG-2 has a relatively standard optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (4.6x and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (5x and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus TG-2 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus TG-2 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus TG-2 has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850, or the Canon PowerShot D20.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus TG-2 has an HDMI port. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Shock Proof

The Stylus TG-2 is shock proof, as are most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Stylus TG-2 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus TG-2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Nikon AW130, the Kodak PlaySport, and the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus TG-2 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon AW130, the Canon PowerShot D20, or the Panasonic DMC-FT5.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus TG-2 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has an electronic compass. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an electronic compass.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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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 common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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

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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 typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Audio

Poor High ISO Noise Performance

Two owners who bought the Olympus Stylus TG-2 said that it was noisy. Imaging Resource.com said “Aggressive noise reduction smudges fine detail” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Poor high ISO noise performance”.

Features Voice Recording

The Stylus TG-2 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus TG-2 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who bought the Olympus Stylus TG-2 said that it was noisy. Imaging Resource.com said “Aggressive noise reduction smudges fine detail” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Poor high ISO noise performance”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Dpreview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site DP Review eleven years ago “One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras”. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “Olympus TOUGH TG2 review Olympus has a well-deserved reputation as one of the pioneers of rugged compact cameras” and rated the product 7 stars.

One customer who reviewed it said that it was good structurally. One owner reckoned that the product was a good body shape.

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Design

Good Ergonomics

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Neocamera.com wrote “Good ergonomics” in their review of the Olympus Stylus TG-2 although they scored the product 17.6 out of 100. One customer considered that this digital camera was well designed.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Four years ago expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus TG-2 “The TG-1 headed up the Olympus Tough range of waterproof compacts with style, offering good specs” and rated it 6 stars.

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Decent Image Quality for Its Class

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Imaging Resource.com said three years ago “Decent image quality for its class” but even so they only scored it 18.2 out of 100.

Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 is waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also are waterproof.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport, the Nikon AW130, or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850.

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Quite High Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 3m to 60m. At 15 meters, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite high waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Excellent Waterproof and Rugged Specs

Seven customers wrote that this digital camera was strong and durable. Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent waterproof and rugged specs” . Imaging-Resource.com said “There's a good reason why the Olympus TG-2 is also called Tough; its rugged, element-defying skills are among the best for compact waterproof cameras” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars. Cameralabs.com said on expert review site Camera Labs “The popular TOUGH series was launched in 2009” in their review of the Olympus Stylus TG-2.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Digital Versus mentioned “Waterproof to 15m shockdrop resistant to 2m crushproof to 100 kg” in their Olympus Stylus TG-2 review however despite that they gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Though the company has been producing waterproof cameras for a lot longer”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Inside its aluminum body, which can be used underwater at depths 10 feet beyond what its predecessor could manage” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well made. Neocamera.com wrote “Superb waterproof construction” in their Olympus Stylus TG-2 review yet they only scored it 17.6 out of 100. Four years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Sturdy build, nice OLED screen, good design”. Imaging Resource.com said “Solid feature set, including the cool Microscopic Macro function for super closeups”.

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Zoom Control

Two customers who bought it considered that it was not easy to use. Digital Versus mentioned four years ago “Rockerswitch under the thumb isn't practical when using the camera onehanded” in their Olympus Stylus TG-2 review. Digital Versus also wrote “Zoom control” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was not easy to setup. Neocamera.com wrote “Impossible to setup video framing” in their review of this digital camera. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Camera Labs said three years ago “No manual exposure settings”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought it concluded that it had good features.


Power

Peppy Performance and Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus TG-2 “Peppy performance and good battery life” although they rated it 1 stars.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good screen.

Bright 2 Lens

Four owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus TG-2 four years ago “Bright 2 Lens” . Camera Labs said “Accessory lens attachments” although they only scored it 18.92 out of 100. Imaging Resource.com wrote three years ago “Fast 2 lens at wide angle”.

Two owners reckoned that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Neocamera.com mentioned “Fine zoom steps” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Camera Labs wrote “Bright 2.0 4.9 stabilised zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good autofocus. Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Quick autofocus”.

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No Image Parameters

Two customers considered that the product was not able to produce good images. Neocamera.com mentioned “No image parameters” in their review of this digital camera. Neocamera.com also said “General image softness” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good ISO range.

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Impossible to Setup Video Framing

Four owners who bought the product reckoned that it was not good for video recording. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Poor video quality with lots of artifacts”. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Can't take stills while video recording” . Digital Versus wrote four years ago “Sound could be better in video mode” in their review of this digital camera.

Poor Exposure Control

One customer said in their reviews that it did not have good exposure controls.


Smart TV

Built-In GPS and Manometer

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it had gps. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Built-in GPS and manometer” however they only scored the product 1 stars. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said in their review of the Olympus Stylus TG-2 “The Olympus Stylus TG-2 includes not only a built-in GPS receiver and electronic compass.”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104120ru000
Barcodes 00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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