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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser 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

Camera expert review site besteproduct.nl scored this camera 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this camera is excellent based on 8 owner reviews. This puts this Olympus camera in the top 3% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus has good average reviews for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

Four Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. J.k. mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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.”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Hizzy said in their review of this digital camera “It's taken great quality pictures in both cases” . Mrs La Blackburn mentioned in her review “Bought this camera to take underwater pictures while snorkelling in the Maldives - the quality is better than we expected”.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Hizzy wrote in their review of this digital camera “This is a very good all purpose camera that takes good quality pictures for a very reasonable price”. Mrs La Blackburn gave the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 a score of 5 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera “Good value for money”. Stuart Blake said on Amazon “I think this is a good camera which was tremendous value for money”.

Easy to Use

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 was easy to use.

Good Video Capture

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 reviewer who bought this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Mrs La Blackburn said on Amazon “The quality of the video is very good”.

Good Battery Life

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 reviewer said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 had a good battery life. Mrs La Blackburn wrote on Amazon “Out of the waterit's easy to use and the battery life is very good” in her Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 review.

Robust

One person said that the product was good at resisting water ingress. Stuart Blake mentioned “I am now the proud owner of some lovely underwater pictures taken on photo”.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at 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 Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630 that we have assessed, the Stylus Tough TG-630's JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of audio formats than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This Olympus camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Three Playback Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of this age and type. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this Olympus 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 cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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 a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630. 1280 x 720 pixels 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Olympus camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 140 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630. Waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have maximum focal lengths of between 4mm and 140mm, and the average maximum focal length is 110mm.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite small maximum aperture (5.9) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 22.

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Supports One Power Source

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Narrow

Waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago have widths of between 50mm and 160mm. At only 98.4 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 do not support video recording. The Stylus Tough TG-630 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Stylus Tough TG-630 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 are also not 3D compatible.

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

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Stylus Tough TG-630 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 14MP. The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite low megapixel count (only 12 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] (13.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Diaphragm Blades

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is a one diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 have between one and nine diaphragm blades.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 3968 x 2976|640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is the most frequently found still image resolution on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.7 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 have total megapixel counts of between 5MP and 24MP.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it.

This camera's image resolution (3968 x 2976 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Only Four Aspheric Elements

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is a four aspheric element camera. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between 3 and 10 aspheric elements.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630. The average minimum focal length of waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 25mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2, the largest is 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly large minimum aperture (3.9) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Olympus camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price].

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider 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

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Pentax Optio WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price], or the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price].

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Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

With a maximum waterproof depth of 5 meters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a relatively average maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

If you would prefer a higher maximum waterproof depth then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830[plb_1721140_price] (10m) 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
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
Diaphragm Blades
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
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
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
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
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

User Reviews

(8)
(Verified Purchase)

Been a great little camera to take on holiday to use by the pool and on the beach to save my more expensive dSLR getting damaged. Photo quality is a little poor when shooting at night and away... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Mr. S. Smereka
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera.

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

One of the best digital camera that i got.

Reviewed 5 January 2014 by Raymond Castell
(Verified Purchase)

Purchase for my son who has learning difficulties and uses one of these at school where they take plenty of abuse without any issues.

(Verified Purchase)

I was apprehensive about my first purchase of a waterproof camera. I had researched a lot of different makes. However, when someone I knew recommended this one to me, then I thought, let's try it.... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tg630roo, tg630blw, tg630wit, tg630zwa, olympus v104110wu000
Barcodes 00050332185074, 00050332185081, 00050332185098, 00050332185104, 00545350043285, 00545350043308, 04545350043285, 04545350043292, 04545350043308, 04545350043315

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