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Olympus TG-620 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Jul 2012
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Olympus waterproof cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Olympus.

3D Compatible

The Olympus TG-620 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the TG-620 are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FT3[pl_636880_price], or the Lumix DMC-FT5[pl_1943538_price] both from Panasonic.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras of this type and age is 1.8", the largest is 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Olympus TG-620 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the TG-620.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the EOS 5D Mark III[pl_1357507_price] (3.2"), or the EOS 1D X[pl_1384067_price] (3.2") both from Canon or the Sony DSC-TX30[plb_1621820_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Olympus TG-620 supports video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P7100[pl_1147127_price], and the Coolpix S8200[pl_1656150_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the TG-620, the Olympus TG-620 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus TG-620 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus TG-620 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] which has better reviews.

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Waterproof

The Olympus TG-620 is waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the TG-620 also are waterproof.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price], the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], and the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Very Light

At only 0.167 kilograms, the Olympus TG-620 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the TG-620. The average weight of cameras of this age and spec is 0.39kg, and the weights range from 0.11kg to 1.3kg.

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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 typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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 resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Olympus camera). This camera also support a video resolution 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620.

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

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Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the Olympus TG-620 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the TG-620 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000. At 6,400, the Olympus TG-620 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the TG-620.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 140 millimeters, the Olympus TG-620 has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the TG-620 the maximum focal lengths range from 4mm to 140mm.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this spec and age.

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Narrow

The Olympus TG-620 is quite narrow (only 98.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the TG-620. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 50mm and 160mm, and the average width is 110mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus TG-620 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price], the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-2[plb_1721347_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Olympus TG-620 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon Coolpix P7100[plb_1147127_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the TG-620 range from 5MP to 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. The Olympus TG-620 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot D20[plb_1609521_price] (12.1MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3[plb_636880_price] (12.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S32[plb_2196633_price] (13.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of a similar age and type to the TG-620 range from 2x to 20x, and the average digital zoom is 5.8x. The Olympus TG-620 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

If this Olympus digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon EOS 5D Mark III[plb_1357507_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the TG-620. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of camera file systems than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the TG-620. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus TG-620 has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 3968 x 2232. Cameras that came out more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Olympus TG-620 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This 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 TG-620. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.7 megapixels, the Olympus TG-620 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the TG-620 the total megapixel counts range from 5MP to 24MP.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus TG-620 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the TG-620.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Olympus TG-620 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the TG-620.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the Olympus TG-620 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the TG-620. The shortest minimum focal length of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the TG-620 is 4.5mm, the longest is 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus TG-620

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FT5[pl_1943538_price], or the Lumix DMC-FT3[pl_636880_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS 70D[plb_2128674_price].

If the memory card type of this Olympus digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak PlaySport[plb_2621744_price] (SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec 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

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus TG-620 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S8200[plb_1656150_price] (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Weight
Cable
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers TG-620, olympus optical4, olympus optical4x, olympus v104070we000
Barcodes 00050332182233, 04545350039523, 04545350039530, 04545350039547, 04545350039554, 04545350039561

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