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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Oct 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Average Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 70% from expert review website besteproduct.nl.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,711 owner and expert reviews, Olympus has good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 wrote that it was good quality. Three years ago Karl Grosvenor said “It looks really nice and is well made”. In the same month Mrs La Blackburn wrote on Amazon “Bought this camera to take underwater pictures while snorkelling in the Maldives - the quality is better than we expected” and rated the product as excellent.

Robust

Some people concluded that this digital camera was well made. Three years ago Karl Grosvenor mentioned “The camera looks and feels well built.” in his Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 review nonetheless he only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it said that it was easy to use.

Good Video Capture

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Mrs La Blackburn rated this digital camera 5 stars and she said in her review of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 three years ago “The quality of the video is very good”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. J.k. wrote “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.” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 had a good battery life. Three years ago Mrs La Blackburn mentioned “Out of the waterit's easy to use and the battery life is very good” in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 review.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have display diagonals of between 1.8" and 7.7".

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro[plb_1827508_price], or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-630, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Coleman C5WP[plb_2022447_price], or the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price], and the SVP AQUA-5500[plb_2109901_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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 Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro[plb_1827508_price], or the Polaroid IE090[plb_2957341_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Fujifilm FinePix XP70[plb_2145009_price], or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this waterproof camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the AW130[pl_1147127_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the 31[pl_1721874_price] (CCD and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

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

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras of this age and type the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps. The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which 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.

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

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 range from 200 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,300. The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (6,400) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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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 typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features One Light Metering

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of light metering modes than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (140 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 4mm, the longest is 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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Supports One Power Source Type

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

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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16 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person said in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Karl Grosvenor wrote “UK plug, most other makes require a bulky battery charger that is as big or bigger than the camera which isn't good for traveling” and gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Does Not Support Video Capability

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

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-630 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Stylus Tough TG-630 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix AW110[plb_1721867_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Stylus Tough TG-630 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the AW130[pl_1147127_price], or the Coolpix AW110[pl_1721867_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 5MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 12 megapixels, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the lower megapixels amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 12MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (12.1MP and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] (13.2MP and higher rated), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro[plb_1827508_price] (14MP and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3968 x 2976|640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One Number of Diaphragm Blades

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

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite few total megapixels (only 12.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630. The total megapixelss of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 range from 5MP to 21MP, and the average total megapixels is 15MP.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a higher image resolution than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

The best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 10x, the biggest is 37x, and the average combined zoom is 25x. At only 20 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Four Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is a four number of aspheric elements digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 35mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.9) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The minimum aperture numbers of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 range from 2 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the TG-620[pl_383816_price], and the TG-620[pl_383816_price] both from Olympus or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS[plb_2626383_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Olympus digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Panasonic DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], and the Nikon AW130[plb_1147127_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro[plb_1827508_price] (5x), or the Polaroid IF045[plb_2235397_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus TG-620[plb_383816_price], the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price], and the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 5 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a pretty standard waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you want a camera with a higher waterproof up to then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830[plb_1721140_price] (10m), or the Coleman C5WP[plb_2022447_price] (10m) which is also higher rated.

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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
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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
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
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
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
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
On/off Switch

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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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