Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

Announced Jan 8, 2013 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 100 mm (4×)
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Announced Jan 8, 2013

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS is the latest flagship of its Tough series of waterproof compact cameras. This update to the TG-1 model is now waterproof down to 15m (50 feet), has a 12MP CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens with a bright f/2.0 maximum aperture on the wide angle. Further rounding out the specifications are a 3.0" OLED rear display, built-in GPS and elevation recording and 1920 x 1080 video output. An optional housing allows you to take it even deeper underwater - up to 45m equivalent water pressure. Additional accessories include a fisheye converter lens and a telephoto converter lens, both of which are still rugged enough to go for a dive.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 3968 x 2976
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Focal length (equiv.) 25–100 mm
Optical zoom 4×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 610,000
Min shutter speed 4 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 230 g (0.51 lb / 8.11 oz)
Dimensions 111 x 67 x 29 mm (4.37 x 2.64 x 1.14)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

The Olympus TG-2 offers a very rugged body combined with good image quality, a fast lens, superb performance, a full-featured GPS system and plenty of fun extras. Downsides are few, which include issues with panning in movies, highlight clipping and chromatic aberrations in photos, and difficulty seeing the display outdoors.

Good for: Outdoorsy people who want a camera that can take good photos underwater or in the mountains.

Not so good for: Those who take low light flash photos or shoot frequently in bright sunlight.

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