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

12MP 4x Oct 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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19 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site skyit.vn scored this camera 77 out of 100.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 1,714 expert and user reviews for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2. The smallest display diagonal of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£197.99), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£274.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus TG-2 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus TG-2 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Stylus TG-2 has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S32 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus TG-2, the Stylus TG-2 is waterproof.

Alternative waterproof cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S32.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 is 11m. With a waterproof up to of 15 meters, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly high waterproof up to compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2.

If this camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot D30 (£199.99) (25m) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99), and the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£274.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon 31 (£73.99) (CCD).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Olympus digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 130. At only 100, the Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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OLED Display

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and type. 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.

This digital camera's display (OLED) is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus TG-2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus TG-2. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 25 millimeters, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus TG-2. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 range from 4.5mm to 35mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus TG-2 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The minimum aperture numbers of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 range from 2 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus TG-2.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The smallest normal focusing range (tele) of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.1m, the biggest is 1.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 0.77m. The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small normal focusing range (tele) (only 0.1 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 does not support video capability. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus TG-2 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Stylus TG-2 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon EOS 70D (£505.99) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-TX30 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Stylus TG-2 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2 are also not 3D.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 have optical zooms of between 3x and 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.7x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£197.99) (4.6x and higher rated).

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras of this type and age range from 5MP to 21MP.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12MP cameras and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot D30 (£199.99) (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S32 (13.2MP and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Stylus TG-2 has one of the smaller combined zooms (only 16 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The combined zooms of cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 range from 10x to 37x.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and type. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of this age and spec have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.2. The Olympus Stylus TG-2 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 4.9) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus TG-2 range from 5MP to 21MP. The Stylus TG-2 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.75 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus TG-2 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus TG-2 the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 100 millimeters, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus TG-2. Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus TG-2 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.7mm to 270mm.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus TG-2 is 80MB. With an internal memory of only 22 megabytes, the Stylus TG-2 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus TG-2.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.1 meters, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 has a quite small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus TG-2. The normal focusing ranges (wide) of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus TG-2 range from 0.05m to 0.6m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.42m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-2

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Canon EOS 70D (£505.99), the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£197.99), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£274.99) which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Olympus camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Pentax WG-3 (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus TG-2 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus TG-2.

If this waterproof camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Polaroid IF045 (£49.99) (5x), or the Pentax WG-3 (7.2x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
Splash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
On/off Switch
Panorama

Expert Reviews

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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 olympus v104120ru000
Barcodes 00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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