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Olympus Stylus TG-3

£233.99
PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and average value for money compact digital camera, great for sports photography
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus Stylus TG-3 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus TG-3 number 190 across all digital cameras.
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98 Reviews + 8 Awards
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has great expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus two other sites and an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" from Lydogbillede.dk. Canon 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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is robust and good picture quality. However they also report poor battery life.
The Stylus TG-3 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small optical zoom
Only four aspherical lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 82 in sports photography cameras. However good for portrait photography, ranking number 119 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 115 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Olympus Stylus TG-3?

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 is 111.5mm wide and 65.9mm tall. It is 31.2mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus Stylus TG-3 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus TG-3 size in context

Olympus Stylus TG-3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The editors of websites Ephotozine, Lydogbilde.no and PhotographyBlog.com all thought that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, review site Lydogbillede.dk gave this Olympus camera an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a PC Mag "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at three other expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se, it received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 83% based on 19 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar.

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User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this Olympus camera rated it as 78 out of 100. Over 76% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Two customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life.

  • Firstly and foremost is the speed of picture taking - it has a chunkier battery than the other Tough cameras…
    G. Horsham (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Is really easy to use and produces high quality photo on land, in water and underwater! Only minor gripes - battery life is not great, usually have to recharge after a day or two taking approx 100 photos…
    Aron (Amazon.co.uk) - October 2015

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Eight customers thought the Olympus Stylus TG-3 was easy to use and three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report it is Robust

Eight people wrote that it was strong and durable, six customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus TG-3 reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress and two people who reviewed it considered that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus TG-3 was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Six people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Four people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking.

  • Both beautifully built and finished, approximately the same size.
  • Control location is logical and thus easy to use and the results are generally pretty good…
  • This also allows for high speed shots to be taken, so rather than a single shot mode you can change it to sequential mode (may be 5 shots a second) High Speed mode (15 shots a second) or High Speed mode 2 (60 shots a second) - pretty impressive…
    G. Horsham (Amazon) - August 2014
  • The controls are pretty standard…

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,224 owner and expert reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people thought it was compact.

  • Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years…
    Nothingwired.com January 2015
  • It's also heavy and bulky for a compact…
    KS (Amazon) - April 2015
  • Easy to carry around, easy to use lots of different settings…
    Acb (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Firstly and foremost is the speed of picture taking - it has a chunkier battery than the other Tough cameras…
    G. Horsham (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Considering its a waterproof drop protected compact camera get some great shots…
    DrD (Amazon) - January 2015
  • It just looks like any other compact camera from the back…

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £233.99 it is cheaper than 63% of cameras.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus TG-3's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Stylus TG-3 of only 4x is in the smallest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus Stylus TG-3's minimum aperture number of 2 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus TG-3 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus TG-3 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Stylus TG-3 of 16x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Stylus TG-3 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Stylus TG-3's waterproof up to of 15m is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Stylus TG-3 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Stylus TG-3's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Stylus TG-3 has a shock resistant, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a shock resistant.

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Only Four Aspherical Lenses

The Stylus TG-3 is a four aspherical lens digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus Stylus TG-3 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus TG-3 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Stylus TG-3 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Stylus TG-3's maximum aperture number of only 4.9 is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Waterproof

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 is waterproof, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Stylus TG-3 of only 100mm is in the shortest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Stylus TG-3 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v104140be000, olympus v104140re000
Barcodes 00050332187771, 04545350046514, 04545350046521, 05054484883494

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