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Olympus Stylus TG-3

£233.99
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PC Mag Editor's Choice Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A good value for money and multi award winning compact digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 7 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Apr 2014
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Olympus Stylus TG-3 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus TG-3 number 183 in best selling cameras and number 211 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
100 Reviews + 8 Awards
81
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
65
Age
3 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 100 reviews. 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. 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 digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it 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 couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography, ranking number 184 in landscape photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 144 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 179 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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 Summary

Eight Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Ephotozine, Lydogbilde.no and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom concluded that this digital camera was very good.

In addition, the expert at review site Lydogbillede.dk gave this camera an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award, confirming their endorsement and the author at review site PC Mag gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was exceptional.

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

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 19 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 83%.

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Average Owner Reviews

Stylus TG-3 owners on average rated this digital camera 78%. 26 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Two customers who purchased the Olympus Stylus TG-3 said 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

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use and three owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report That it is Robust

Eight people mentioned that it was strong and durable, six people who bought it agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress and two customers agreed that it was well made.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Nice Design

Four people wrote that the product was good looking.

  • Both beautifully built and finished, approximately the same size.
  • 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
  • Control location is logical and thus easy to use and the results are generally pretty good…
  • The controls are pretty standard…

Users Report Great Product Quality

Five people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus TG-3 said that it was good quality.

Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 6,282 expert and owner reviews (including 1,341 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three people considered that the product 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 average features and is over 6 months old. However at £233.99 it is in the cheapest 47% of digital cameras.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2014.

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Stylus TG-3 of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 40% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Stylus TG-3 of only 4x is smaller than 73% 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 the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus Stylus TG-3 of 2 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 51% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus TG-3 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus Stylus TG-3 of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 50% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Stylus TG-3's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 64% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus Stylus TG-3 of only 25mm is shorter than 75% of all cameras when ordered 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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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of all cameras is 14m, with the lowest being 3m and the highest being 100m. The Stylus TG-3's waterproof up to of 15m is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 78% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital 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 cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus TG-3 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus TG-3 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Stylus TG-3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Waterproof

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

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus Stylus TG-3's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Stylus TG-3's maximum aperture number of only 4.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 94% 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, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus Stylus TG-3's digital zoom of 16x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ukv104140re000 v104140re000, olympus v104140be000, olympus v104140re000, olympus v104140bu000, olympus tg3

Barcodes:

00050332187771, 00644535755655, 04545350046514, 04545350046521, 05054484883494

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