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Olympus Stylus TG-2

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Olympus Stylus TG-2

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Olympus Stylus TG-2
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Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 12MP 4x Yes Jan 2013
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Olympus Stylus TG-2 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus TG-2 number 521 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
25 Reviews + 6 Awards
66
Features
Good Features
62
Age
5 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 25 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is robust and it is a good size.
The Stylus TG-2 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution

Olympus Stylus TG-2 Video Reviews

Olympus Stylus TG-2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both decided that this camera was great. This Olympus camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Olympus digital camera. This was from Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Recommended".

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review site Optyczne.pl who concluded that this Olympus camera was sensationally good.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this Olympus camera was very good. This was from Imaging Resource.com who gave it an "Dave's Pick".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 25 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Camera Labs the average expert rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

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Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,556 expert and owner reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus TG-2 considered that it was able to produce good images.

  • Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of…
    Reviewed.com April 2013
  • Images are good, with excellent…

Users Report That it is Robust

Three customers reckoned that the Olympus Stylus TG-2 was strong and durable and three owners concluded that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress.

  • Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of…
    Reviewed.com April 2013
  • Though the company has been producing waterproof cameras for a lot longer…
  • The popular TOUGH series was launched in 2009…
  • Inside its aluminum body, which can be used underwater at depths 10 feet beyond what its predecessor could manage…
  • It's practically a clone of last year's model! A few improvements should make it nicer to use, even if this waterproof compact still isn't without its faults…
  • One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras…

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three people wrote that the Olympus Stylus TG-2 was compact and two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was a good body shape.

  • What happens if you decide to travel off the beaten track? A conventional compact without any form of…
  • Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of…
    Reviewed.com April 2013
  • The two cameras are similar in looks, with noticeable difference in body color…
  • Inside its aluminum body, which can be used underwater at depths 10 feet beyond what its predecessor could manage…
  • It's practically a clone of last year's model! A few improvements should make it nicer to use, even if this waterproof compact still isn't without its faults…
  • One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras…

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Olympus camera was released in January 2013.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus Stylus TG-2 of only 12MP is in the lowest 12% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Stylus TG-2 is 3264 x 2448 pixels. That's 50% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Stylus TG-2's optical zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 45% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Stylus TG-2 of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 52% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus TG-2's minimum aperture number of 2 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus TG-2 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus TG-2 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

Across all the digital cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m. The waterproof up to of the Stylus TG-2 of 15m is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus TG-2 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Stylus TG-2 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus TG-2's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 64% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Stylus TG-2 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Waterproof

The Stylus TG-2 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Olympus Stylus TG-2's internal memory of only 22MB is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 67% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Stylus TG-2 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Stylus TG-2 has an electronic compass, unlike 98% of cameras which do not have an electronic compass.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus TG-2's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 88% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Shock Proof

The Olympus Stylus TG-2 is shock proof, unlike 97% of cameras which are not shock proof.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus TG-2 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v104120bu000, olympus v104120ru000, olympus tg2

Barcodes:

00050332185111, 00050332185128, 00545350043322, 04545350043322, 04545350043339

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