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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Oct 2013
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Rugged Design For Outdoor Fun - Tough performance - Superb image quality - Magic Filter Movie and/or Stills The affordable TG-630 combines trademark TOUGH imaging power with child, water, shock... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Digital camera expert review website besteproduct.nl scored this digital camera 70%.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. J.k. rated it 5 stars and said four years ago “My boyfriend and I were fighting our entire vaccation about who's next to make pictures with this awesome camera! There are no wonders to be expected about picture quality.”.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630. Waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 have display diagonals of between 1.8" and 7.7".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£277.02) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S32.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D.

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Waterproof

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the bigger optical zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-TX30.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99), or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£277.02).

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Nikon 31 (£73.99) (CCD).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 25fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 49fps.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this Olympus camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Stylus Tough TG-630 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

Amongst comparable 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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 200 to 52,000.

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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 comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Features One Light Metering

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a greater number of light metering modes than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 140 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.7mm and 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Olympus camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

At only 0.5 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite small normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average normal focusing range (tele) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 0.77m.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus Tough TG-630, the Stylus Tough TG-630 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus Tough TG-630 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Stylus Tough TG-630 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Canon EOS 70D which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 do not support Full HD video. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-TX30 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus Tough TG-630 are also not 3D.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12 megapixels, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have megapixels of between 5MP and 21MP.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot D30 (£199.99) (12.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S32 (13.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the lower waterproof up tos (only 5 meters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average waterproof up to of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus Tough TG-630 is 11m.

If this waterproof camera waterproof up to is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 (£232.79) (10m).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3968 x 2976|640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One Number of Diaphragm Blades

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 is a one number of diaphragm blades digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have between one and nine number of diaphragm bladess.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus Tough TG-630 is more than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus Tough TG-630. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.7 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of cameras of this age and type is 15MP, and the total megapixelss range from 5MP to 21MP.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus Tough TG-630 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

This camera's image resolution (3968 x 2976 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

Across comparable types of camera the best image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Only Four Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Stylus Tough TG-630 is a four number of aspheric elements camera.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The average normal focusing range (wide) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 0.42m. At only 0.2 meters, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630. Cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus Tough TG-630 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 35mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.9) amongst cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630 have minimum aperture numbers of between 2 and 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-630

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D, or the Ricoh WG-4 GPS (£277.02).

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Pentax WG-3 (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus Tough TG-630 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus Tough TG-630.

If this waterproof camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Pentax WG-3 (7.2x), or the Ricoh WG-4 (£229.00) (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
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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
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
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
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
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
On/off Switch

Expert Reviews

(1)
1 September 2014

Ben jij op zoek naar een goedkope schok- en waterbestendige camera? Dan is de Olympus Tough TG-630 echt iets voor jou. Voor de ultieme outdoorfreak schiet de TG-630 misschien net t...

Waterproof, dropproof and freezeproof
Goodquality photos and videos
Snappy performance
Easy to use
Strong battery life
Dim light requires flash
Manque de piqu au grandangle
Prise de son perfectible en vido
Hautes sensibilits perfectibles
Drlig skrm

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 August 2013 by J.K.
(Verified Purchase)

My boyfriend and I were fighting our entire vaccation about who's next to make pictures with this awesome camera! There are no wonders to be expected about picture quality, but this camera is fun!... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tg630roo, tg630wit, olympus v104110wu000
Barcodes 00050332185074, 00050332185081, 00050332185104, 00545350043285, 00545350043308, 04545350043285, 04545350043292, 04545350043308, 04545350043315

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