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Olympus TG-620
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Olympus TG-620 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Jul 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Olympus digital cameras and also specifically for Olympus waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good reviews.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus TG-620 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3, and the Sony DSC-TX30 ($429.09) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus TG-620 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3, and the Canon PowerShot D20 ($720.00) is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Olympus TG-620 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Olympus TG-620 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon Coolpix S32 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The Olympus TG-620 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D ($899.00), the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850, or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus TG-620 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Olympus digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Olympus TG-620 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this Olympus 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 a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 200 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,300. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Olympus TG-620 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst cameras of this age.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus TG-620 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the TG-620 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-FT3, or the Canon PowerShot D20 ($720.00).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Olympus TG-620 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon EOS 70D ($999.00) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Olympus TG-620 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the TG-620 have megapixels of between 5MP and 21MP.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot D30 ($299.00) (12.1MP and higher rated), or the PowerShot D20 ($720.00) (12.1MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (12.1MP and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years have digital zooms of between 2x and 20x, and the average digital zoom is 5.9x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus TG-620 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the IF045 ($40.00) (5x), or the IS525 ($68.99) (5x) both from Polaroid.

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Only 1280 X 960 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus TG-620 has a 1280 x 960 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 3968 x 2232. Across all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TG-620 the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus TG-620 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The Olympus TG-620 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The total megapixelss of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 TG-620 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (3968 x 2976 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

At only 20 times zoom factor, the Olympus TG-620 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have combined zooms of between 10x and 37x, and the average combined zoom is 25x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Olympus TG-620

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the TG-620 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus TG-620 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the TG-620.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 1D X ($4,217.68) (3.2"), the Sony DSC-TX30 ($429.09) (3.3"), or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (7.7") which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that are a comparable 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 digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DMC-FT3, or the DMC-FT3 both from Panasonic or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Kodak PlaySport ($205.02) (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus TG-620 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the TG-620.

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Average Weight

The Olympus TG-620 has a relatively typical weight (167 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the TG-620.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
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
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Weight
Cable Type
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus optical4, olympus optical4x, olympus v104070we000
Barcodes 04545350039523, 04545350039530, 04545350039547, 04545350039554, 04545350039561
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