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Olympus Stylus TG-2
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Olympus Stylus TG-2 Digital Camera

12MP 4x Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Waterproof, Shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof the TG-2 is virtually indestructible on the outside. But it 's also reliable in lots of other ways: You can rely on incredible image quality for all... More
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20 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This camera received a score of 77 out of 100 from expert review site skyit.vn.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus waterproof cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest screen size of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus TG-2 is 1.8", the largest is 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Stylus TG-2 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a GPS currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus TG-2, the Stylus TG-2 supports Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus TG-2 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus TG-2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus TG-2, the Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Stylus TG-2 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 also are waterproof.

We compared this camera to all the other waterproof cameras and we think the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Maximum Waterproof Depth

Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum waterproof depths range from 3m to 60m. The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite high maximum waterproof depth (15 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (25m) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price].

If the sensor type of this Olympus camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus TG-2.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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OLED Display

The Stylus TG-2 has an OLED display which is better than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

An OLED display is actually the best display amongst all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Stylus TG-2 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus TG-2. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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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 digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus 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 resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

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

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Stylus TG-2 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Olympus camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus TG-2. Waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 have minimum apertures of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2, the Stylus TG-2 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Stylus TG-2 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Stylus TG-2 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 4.8x.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus TG-2 range from 5MP to 23MP.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] (13.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is the most frequently found still image resolution on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 16 times zoom factor, the Stylus TG-2 has one of the smaller combined zoom amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 10x, the biggest is 36x, and the average combined zoom is 23x.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12.75 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus TG-2 range from 5MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 15MP.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus TG-2 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2 range from 4mm to 140mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of this spec and age is 88MB, and the internal memory range from 7.9MB to 700MB. At only 22 megabytes, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-2

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus TG-2 over four years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that came out 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Pentax Optio WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

If this waterproof camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pentax Optio WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Splash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Shock Proof
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
31 October 2014

C?ng gi?ng nh? TG-1, TG-2 có c?m bi?n CMOS 1/2.3 inch 12 Megapixel, ISO 100 ? 6400, màn hình OLED 3 inch ?? phân gi?i 610.000 dot cùng ?ng kính zoom 4x v?i tiêu c? t? 25 ? 100 mm.C?ng gi?ng... Read more…

Bright 2.0 4.9 stabilised zoom
Built-in GPS and manometer
Tap to control feature
Accessory lens attachments
Fast 2 lens at wide angle
Poor high ISO noise performance
No manual exposure settings
Can't take stills while video recording
No built-in Wifi
Tendency to underexpose shots in Auto mode

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ditg2r, tg2roo, olympus v104120ru000
Barcodes 00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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