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Olympus TG-620
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Olympus TG-620 Digital Camera

12MP 5x Jul 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Olympus waterproof cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras manufactured by Olympus.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus TG-620 supports Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the TG-620 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Rollei Sportsline 80 (£66.30) is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus TG-620 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the TG-620 do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the AW130, or the Coolpix S8200 both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Olympus TG-620 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3, and the Kodak PlaySport which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus TG-620 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews.

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Waterproof

The Olympus TG-620 is waterproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the TG-620.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D (£569.99), the Nikon Coolpix S32, or the Pentax WG-3 (£230.00).

If the sensor type of this waterproof camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (CCD), or the Nikon AW130 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Olympus TG-620 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. 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 across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the TG-620.

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

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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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 waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Olympus TG-620 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the TG-620. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the TG-620 range from 200 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 6,900.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus TG-620 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT3, the Nikon AW130, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the TG-620, the Olympus TG-620 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Nikon AW130 is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Olympus TG-620 has a quite low megapixel (only 12 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the TG-620. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the TG-620 the megapixels range from 5MP to 19MP.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (12.1MP and higher rated), 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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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the TG-620 have digital zooms of between 2x and 20x. The Olympus TG-620 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

If this waterproof camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the IF045 (£49.99) (5x), or the IS525 (£34.99) (5x) both from Polaroid.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Olympus TG-620 has a greater number of flash modes than most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus TG-620 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus TG-620 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Olympus digital camera has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s), whereas most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 3968 x 2232. Across all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Olympus TG-620 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the TG-620. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the TG-620 is 15MP. The Olympus TG-620 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.7 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus TG-620 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the TG-620.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the combined zooms range from 10x to 37x. With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Olympus TG-620 has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Olympus TG-620

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the TG-620 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus TG-620 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon EOS 1D X (£3,199.99) (3.2"), the Sony DSC-TX30 (3.3"), or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (7.7") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at including the DMC-FT3, or the DMC-FT3 both from Panasonic or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 80 (£66.30) (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus TG-620 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the TG-620.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon AW130 (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Olympus TG-620 has a relatively standard weight (167 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
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
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Weight
Cable Type
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus optical4, olympus optical4x, olympus v104070we000
Barcodes 04545350039523, 04545350039530, 04545350039547, 04545350039554, 04545350039561

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