Olympus Tough TG-6 Overview

Announced May 22, 2019 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 100 mm (4×)
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Announced May 22, 2019

The Olympus Tough TG-6 is a compact, rugged waterproof camera. It features a 12MP (1/2.3") sensor, image stabilization, 25-100mm equivalent F2.0-4.9 lens and a GPS with tracking functionality. The TG-6 is waterproof to 15m (50ft), shockproof from 2.4m (7ft), crushproof to 100kgf (220lbs) and dustproof. It has a fixed 3" LCD with 1.04 million dots and no touch functionality. It can focus as closely as 1cm, and optional light guide and flash diffusers allow for ultra-closeups. Video can be captured at 4K/30p. The TG-6 has a wide variety of accessories, from fisheye and telephoto conversion lenses to an elaborate underwater housing.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, ISO 100-12800
Focal length (equiv.) 25–100 mm
Max aperture F2–4.9
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I support)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 253 g (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz)
Dimensions 113 x 66 x 32 mm (4.45 x 2.6 x 1.26)
GPS Built-in

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Our review

The Olympus Tough TG-6 is a well-designed rugged camera with a broad feature set, good image quality for its class and a host of environment sensors that store everything from location to temperature in your photos.

Good for: Divers, hikers, parents who don't want their smartphone broken

Not so good for: Those who desire smartphone (or better) image quality

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