Olympus Tough TG-6 Camera
The new Olympus TG-6 is the lastest addition to the Olympus Tough Series - a series of, waterproof, compact, nearly indestructible underwater cameras. It is packed with great features, including a number of special modes which are optimized for underwater photography, like microscope mode for macro photos. It features a new, super-fast f/2.0 wide-angle lens, and a 12 MP image sensor that provides fantastic image quality. The camera also boasts an ability to capture 4K videos! Additional focusing features such as face detection AF, focus area selection, and manual focus, with or without assist and focus peaking, make this camera a breeze to shoot. This camera might as well be an instrument of science with built-in field sensors including a GPS, manometer, compass, and temperature sensor. The Olympus TG-6 sure can take a beating as it is waterproof (up to50ft), shockproof, freezeproof, and crushproof! If you would like to take this camera down to recreational dive depths and attach a strobe for underwater lighting, be sure to check out the Olympus TG-6 underwater housing (rated to 45m/147 ft).
TG-6 Camera Review
Learn more about the TG-6 features and why we love it for underwater photography in our Olympus TG-6 review.
Olympus TG-6 Specifications:
- Bright f/2.0 Hi-Speed Lens
- Anti-reflective coating to glass around sensor (reduces flare and ghosting)
- 12MP Hi-Speed Image Sensor for Improved Low Light Performance and Noise Reduction
- Improved LCD: 1.04 million dots compared to 460 K dots on the TG-5
- Improved microscope mode
- Microscope mode available in program and aperture priority mode
- Dual Quad Core TruePic™ VIII Image Processor
- Image File Format: RAW, JPEG and RAW+JPEG
- 4K and High Speed Video
- Field Sensor System w/ GPS, Manometer, Compass & Temperature Sensor
- Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof
- 3" LCD Screen
- Built-in WiFi
- Dimension: W: 4.43 in H: 2.6 in D: 1.23 in / W: 113 mm H: 66 mm D: 31.9 mm
- Weight: Approx. 250 g
- Waterproof to 50 feet
TG-6 Camera Features:
Built Rugged and Ready to Go Anywhere
Built and designed for adventure, the Olympus Tough TG-6 is packed with pro features that help you nail bright, crisp, outdoor shots even in challenging conditions. You’ll find imaging firepower that’s optimized for shooting action; like a fast f/2.0 Olympus lens, high-resolution RAW stills, and spectacular Ultra HD 4K video. Action Track Sensors record location, temperature, direction, and altitude data which brings your images and video to life. As with all Tough cameras, it’s waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof, and dustproof. No other camera handles so much abuse while producing stunning photos like the TG-6.
Rugged on the outside, sophisticated Olympus technologies on the inside. The new TG-6 comes equipped with a high-speed and high resolution zoom lens with an f/2.0 aperture and a very fast back-lit 12 MP CMOS image sensor. The sensor yields fantastic lowlight performance and allows you to take very detailed images in ultra low-light situations. This is especially great for fast moving subjects. The anti-reflective coating that is incorporated into the sensor's sealing glass helps to prevent ghosting and flares. This is one of the exciting upgrades from the Olympus TG-5. Tough cameras have the power to create incredibly crisp and bright shots, even in low-light environments (like underwater) or when you’re on the move. 4K and high speed video on this camera are both excellent on this camera, especially in a quick moment like when a shark swims by. Tough is all you’ll need to capture every adventure and tell every story.
The camera allows you to save your photos in a RAW file format which makes processing a lot easier, and offers you more customization capabilities.
Pro Capture Mode
The new features ensures you capture photos of your subject at the exact moment! Press the shutter halfway and it will buffer a series of images. Once the shutter is full depressed, it will save the previous 5 frames as well. This provides you 6 photos and makes sure that you have the right timing for your photo. Gone are the days when shutter lag causes you to miss a shot!
Easy to Shoot, Easy to Share
Everyone wants to capture epic adventures, and not fuss with complicated controls or set-ups. That’s why Tough cameras are easy to operate. With built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting, wireless sharing, and a Field Sensor System that includes a GPS sensor, Tough cameras help you find, shoot, and share your adventures like never before.
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- Olympus TG-6 Camera
- USB Cable
- Hand Strap
- Warranty Card
- LI-92B Li-ion battery
- Battery Charger