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Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red)

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Product Highlights
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Olympus 4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 25-100mm f/2.0-4.9 (35mm Equivalent)
  • Water, Crush, Shock, Freeze & Dustproof
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, GPS, and e.Compass
  • ISO 6400 and 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Interval Shooting and Microscope Mode

The red Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera is a compact, ruggedly-designed point-and-shoot featuring enhanced durability to enable its use in a wide variety of conditions. In addition to being fully sealed from dust, the TG-3 is built to withstand underwater dives up to 50' deep, falls from up to 7' high, temperatures as low as 14°F, and pressure up to 220 lbf. While serving to protect on an array of adventures, these features are also well-suited to use in everyday circumstances.

In regard to imaging, a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor work to produce high-resolution imagery with notable low-light sensitivity and quality. The combination of these two technologies form Olympus' iHS technology, which serves to realize fast performance throughout the camera system, including a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 fps and the FAST AF system, while also maintaining low image noise with a native sensitivity of ISO 6400. The sensor and processor also support recording full HD 1080p movies at 30 fps as well as SD 480p movies at up to 120 fps.

Benefitting the imaging capabilities of the TG-3 is a fast 4x optical zoom f/2.0-4.9 lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-100mm. Complementing this lens' reach, as well as aiding the camera's use in low-light conditions, is sensor-shift image stabilization, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake.

For image monitoring and review, as well as menu navigation, a 3.0" 460k-dot LCD is incorporated into the camera's design. Accessing the menu system reveals a host of different camera features and settings, including a built-in intervalometer, automated Time-Lapse movie creation, a close-focusing Microscope Mode, and the ability to utilize built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, and an electronic compass.

TOUGH Design
The TG-3 is designed to withstand a wide variety of conditions, ranging from harsh climates to everyday mishaps:
  • Waterproof to depths of 50' / 15.2m
  • Freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C
  • Shockproof to falls from 7' / 2.1m high
  • Crushproof to withstand up to 220 lbf / 99.8 kgf of pressure
  • Dustproof to protect the internal components of the camera
16MP BSI CMOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor
A 16 megapixel 1/2.3" backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor work together to enable iHS (Intelligent High Speed) Technology, which benefits both the overall image quality and performance throughout the TG-3. The BSI design of the image sensor realizes notable sensitivity to ISO 6400 along with reduced noise levels to enhance image quality, especially in regard to working in difficult lighting conditions. Complementing the sensor's duties is an apt image processor, which benefits both the look and feel of imagery as well as enables a top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 fps for working with fast-moving subjects. Furthermore, iHS technology also supports the use of the Intelligent Auto shooting mode, with accelerated scene recognition, as well as an enhanced FAST AF system.
4x Optical Zoom Lens and Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
Incorporated into the compact body design is fast 4x optical zoom f/2.0-4.9 lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-100mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Benefitting this lens' versatile zoom range is sensor-shift image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake to realize sharper imagery with slower shutter speeds, longer focal lengths, and during macro shooting. Additionally, 2x Super Resolution Zoom and 4x digital zoom can also be utilized to effectively increase the zoom magnification for working with distant subjects.
Full HD Movie Recording and Time-Lapse Movie
Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording is supported at 30 fps, as well as high-speed 120 fps or 240 fps recording, for slow-motion playback, in the SD 640 x 480 format or 432 x 324 format, respectively. Beyond straight movie capture, a dedicated Time-Lapse Movie mode automatically compresses images made with the interval shooting function into a 10 second HD 720p movie with 10 fps playback. The built-in intervalometer enables you to record up to 99 sequential frames with 1 second to 24 hour intervals, and a 1 second to 24 hour start timer.
Built-In Wi-Fi, GPS, and e.Compass
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless sharing of photos and movies from the camera to a linked mobile device for instant sharing online. Utilizing the Olympus Image Share app, you can also remotely control the camera from a smartphone or tablet, including the ability to zoom in or out, adjust exposure and focus, and release the shutter. Additionally, utilizing the location data from a mobile device, you can geotag your imagery for plotting to an interactive map using the included Olympus Viewer 3 software.

Complementing the Wi-Fi connectivity, an integrated GPS module can quickly locate your position and also enables on-board geotagging and landmark-tagging capabilities. Furthermore, an electronic compass (e.Compass) is also available, and can display a variety of information including latitude and longitude; atmospheric and water pressure; altitude and water depth; and the date and time.
Microscope Mode
Contrasting the wide field shooting abilities of the TG-3, dedicated Microscope shooting modes can be used to home in on minute details. Four different modes are available: Microscope, for close-up shooting as near as 1cm away; Microscope Control, which allows you to dial in different display magnifications using microscope-like controls for attaining critical focus; Focus Bracketing, where a series of individual images are recorded at different focus positions; and Focus Stacking, where, again, a series of individually-focused images are recorded and automatically composited into a single frame realizing an extended depth of field than possible with a single exposure.
Other Camera Features
  • The built-in 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor permits bright, clear viewing during shooting, image review, or when navigating the menu system.
  • Face Detection AF, AF Tracking, and AF Lock focus modes are available to suit working with a wide variety of subject types.
  • Photo Story is a creative mode allowing you to create a multi-perspective narrative within a single image, with multiple templates available to choose from.
  • Backlight HDR automatically combines multiple exposures within a single frame to realize an extended range of tones with greater shadow and highlight detail than a single exposure can record.
  • Hand-Held Starlight mode helps to create sharp, blur-free images of nighttime scenes without the use of a tripod.
  • A built-in Panorama mode allows you to create in-camera panoramic imagery, up to 360° across, by simply panning the camera about the scene.
  • 11 different Art Filters can be applied to creatively enhance imagery: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone, Fish Eye, Sparkle, Reflection, and Fragmented.
  • Three different Picture Modes can be applied to alter the overall quality of imagery: Vivid, Neutral, and Muted.
  • In-addition to the standard 2 second and 12 second self-timer delays, a custom self-timer can be set to record 1-10 pictures in a 1-3 second interval with a 1-30 second start timer.
  • In-camera image editing: Resize, Crop, Audio Clip (record 4 sec. audio clip for an image file), Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment, Rotate Image, and e-Portrait (smoothes skin tone for viewing on an HDTV).
  • Language support: English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese, and Japanese.
Imaging
Pixels 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, H.264, MJPEG, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Optics
Lens EFL: 4.5-18 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-100 mm)
Aperture: f/2 (W) - 4.9 (T) to f/18
Zoom Optical: 4x
Super Resolution Zoom: 2x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity
Super-Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400
Shutter 1/2 - 1/2000 
4 - 1/2000  in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Custom, Intelligent Auto, Programmed Auto
Shooting Modes Art Filters
Backlight HDR
Beach & Snow
Cuisine
Documents
Fireworks
Hand-Held Starlight
Indoor
Interval Shooting
Landscape
Microscope
Night Portrait
Night Scene
Panorama
Photo Story
Portrait
Self-Portrait
Snow
Sports
Sunset
Underwater
Underwater Macro
Underwater Wide 1
Underwater Wide 2
e-Portrait
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One-touch, Sunlight, Underwater
Burst Rate Up to 5 fps at 16 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 15 fps at 3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 60 fps at 3 MP for up to 100 frames
Self Timer 2 Sec, 12 Sec
Interval Recording Yes
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
LED
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Memory
Built-in Memory 36MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720
640 x 480: 120 fps
432 x 324: 240 fps
Video
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video + Voice Memo, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output, DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes built-in
Environmental
Waterproofing 50.0' (15.2 m)
Power
Battery 1x LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1350mAh
AC Power Adapter F-2AC (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.2" / 111.5 x 65.9 x 31.2 mm
Weight 8.71 oz / 247 g
Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red)
  • LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.6V, 1350mAh)
  • CB-USB8 Cable (26")
  • AC Adapter F-2AC
  • Wrist Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 3 Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    OlympusStylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (30)
    • Compact (24)
    • Good battery life (22)
    • Great resolution (22)
    • Large clear LCD (21)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (6)
    • Limited zoom (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (23)
    • Macro photography (17)
    • Wildlife (14)
    • Sports/action (13)
    • Family photos (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    TG-3 works well for GIS Data Collection

    By Gonzo

    from Pensacola, FL

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Mapping
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

      This camera is fast! Mulltiple frames per second in action mode underwater and at the surface while swimming and shooting surfing photos is impressive. The GPS is put to use often for the purpose of Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Collection. It is a very useful tool for the profession of mapping and keeping a journal of surfing and other related boardsports.

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      5.0

      Best in class?

      By Erichoffman

      from Davenport, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

      I purchased this camera for the underwater use mainly: lots of springs and beaches in FL. This little does take nice pictures under water! Very satisfied with quality of the picture the tg3 can produce. It also works great in the normal condition. Highly recommended!

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      5.0

      I love the camera!

      By cowboy Mike

      from Panama City Beach, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Lcd Not Great In Sunlight

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

      So far this camera is GREAT! I find it easy to use and it takes very good photos. The menu is VERY easy for me to use. I haven't tested the underwater capability yet. I do think the daylight/sunlight viewing of the lcd screen could be better. I take a lot of photos out side in direct sunlight.

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      5.0

      BEST OUTDOOR CAMERA

      By Todd

      from Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

        AMAZING. Simple to use out of the box. Photos are excellent. I do lots of outdoor fishing photos. I bought the adapter ring and added a CPL Filter and the pictures are amazing. The slow motion video is perfect. I had my photographer friend use and my friend stated it was very impressive and comparable to most entry DSLR.

        PROS:

        -Tons of photo settings for every type of photography you will do
        -Very easy to use
        -Picture quality is comparable to entry DSLR
        -Saltwater PROOF
        -Underwater pictures are crisp and clear with a dive filter
        -Able to get adapter ring and mount numerous 40.5mm attachments
        -Slow motion video is crisp and clean
        -Wind noise filter works. Practically no wind noise when in video mode.
        -Fast shutter speed. Takes photos as fast as you can click. No delay time
        -Batter life is very long
        -WIFI is simple and fast
        -Can take pictures via phone APP.

        CONS:

        -Not as light as other waterproof cams

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        4.0

        NICE CAMERA

        By 1Gal2Islands

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Smallcomplicated Control

        Best Uses

        • Wetdusty Conditions

        Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

        This is a nice little point 'n shoot. I bought is specifically for stormy weather, on the beach, on the boat, etc. so that I do not have to worry about my SLR being damaged by water or trying to work with the a raincoat on the SLR. The photo quality is good, and it has a ton of high-end features. If I had one complaint, and it is a small one, it is that some of the latches and switches are very small and difficult to operate with my big fingers! Other than that, it's fine.

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        5.0

        Simple to use an awesome photos!

        By ffohzor

        from St Cloud, MN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

          This is a great 'point and shoot' camera and I'm sure you know that on top of that it's waterproof, shockproof, and freeze proof (all to various levels)! It's super simple to use and the photos are AMAZING! If I could just get my preschooler to smile I'd be set! :) I love that the photos are crisp, clear and true to life. Some other comments talked about some advanced photo issue, like being 'busy', but I haven't noticed that yet, although I am not a professional photographer, I do take well over 10,000 photos a year. So l know what I like and what looks good. I keep a camera in my purse at all times and typically want something with better quality or zoom than my phone, so I don't want a camera that's too bulky or heavy. This one is perfect!Action shots are also quite good with this little camera. Nice for a moms! I have owned 4 different waterproof cameras over the past few years, my favorite being the Olympus Stylus 850 SW, I have used that camera for the past 7 years and it was amazing (for my needs), I have looked high and low for a camera that could compare to the FAST photos it could take and nothing could beat it, until NOW. The TG-3 is FAST and still takes great photos!I'm SO HAPPY I own this camera! You will not be disappointed!

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          5.0

          Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera

          By Kraken

          from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Excellent
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

            The new Olympus Tough model 3 is an amazingly good little camera. It has practically no shutter lag so it is great for moving subjects. The menus are self explanatory. The macro shots are excellent, well iluminated and evenly focused. The focus and clarity of images is excellent.
            I speak as a Nikon dSLR user, and I am impressed. My several previous point & shoots were not half as good as this Olympus. My suspicion is that Olympus has used in it the advances it has developed in its 4/3's mirrorless cameras, and that the Tough 3 is really the first of a new generation of compact cameras with amazing advanced features. I plan to use my Tough underwater for Scuba photography, using the Olympus housing. In a word, a delightful camera.

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            5.0

            100% Recomendable

            By Sofi

            from Miami Florida

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

            Great camera for the price, really solid, a little bit heavy but I like it that way. The picture quality is superb. Have lots of different ¨artistic modes that are really cool and is really easy to use. The micro mode is a plus !! And the f2.0 lens is one of the best thing, cus it allows you to take good quality photo under extreme conditions.

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            5.0

            Very nice indeed.

            By Mr. C

            from Green Mountains of Vermont

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Small / Compact
            • Tough

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

              I haven't used this camera too much yet but so far it's much better than the Pany TS4 it is replacing. I started using "tough" Olympus cameras years ago when they were just weather resistant because nothing ever lasted long enough keeping up with my adventurous lifestyle. I bought the TS1 when it first came out and it's really beat up but still ticking! I then replaced it with the TS4 which was an improvement, but alas I accidentally dropped it more than 50 feet while rock climbing. It fires up but the focusing whirls and grinds. After reading and analyzing reviews, I decided to go back to Olympus for mostly better IQ. So far the images are great considering what the camera specs are. I also shoot with a Nikon D90 and various lenses when I'm not rock climbing, caving, snowboarding or hiking in the rain.

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              4.0

              Great camera for sailing

              By Greg

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Take A Beating
              • Good Battery Life
              • Manual controls
              • Small / Compact
              • waterproof

              Cons

              • Manual Controls Not Easy

              Best Uses

              • Bad Weather
              • Watersports

              Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

              I recently bought this camera for a sailing trip in the Pacific Northwest. It took great photos (not as nice as my full-frame DSLR of course, but nice compared to any compact camera I've ever used), all the while being impervious to rain, salt-water splashes, a few dunks, and banging against the boat, and a concrete dock-pilon (while I wore it with the included wrist-strap). I really liked the ability to switch to Aperture Priority and dial in some exposure compensation (not super easy to do with no dials/wheels, but at least it can be done).

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              5.0

              Olympus TG 3 is LEGIT

              By joeycal

              from Staten Island, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Purchased TG 3 for my trip to Africa, specifically for shark cage dive. Camera was remarkable. Clarity under water was superb. It was simple to use with many great options. Multiple settings with many options. Great buy.

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                  5.0

                  easy to use

                  By Canoe Guy

                  from Jolten TN

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Great camera, very easy to use. The menus are a snap, unlike some others I have tried to navigate.

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                      5.0

                      Works great under water

                      By Corona.S

                      from Kauai, Hawaii

                      Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Just ordered this camera a few weeks ago for my trip to Hawaii (where I am at now). Main feature I bought it for was under water capabilities. So far it has held up perfectly under water, records great clear video and takes amazing photos. Battery life has been great, I have extra batteries and 3 days in have not needed to replace my first one or charge the camera. The microscope/macro mode is crazy good, you will be shocked with how close you can get to something you want to take a photo of and how sharp/clear the photo is. Highly recommend this camera for under water photos/videos as well as your regular outdoor /indoor shots.

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                      5.0

                      Great little camera

                      By randy1231

                      from kansas city, ks

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                      This is a fun camera. Love the fact that you can carry it anywhere but it also takes great pics. One of the things i like to do is give it to my 2 yr old granddaughter and let her go wild....you get some interesting shots you don't have to worry about her breaking the camera.

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                      5.0

                      great little camera

                      By Rene

                      from Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Ease of use
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Extreme Weather
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                        This was an add-on to my Nikon fleet. I wanted an all around camera to keep in my jacket. I use it when I go outdoors, specially when I go fishing. It is amazing to be able to bring so much technology in such harsh conditions. Picture quality is ok. It is not DSLR quality but for the purpose I use it, it is perfect.

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                        5.0

                        Great point and shoot

                        By Iowa Guy

                        from Ames, IA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

                          This is a great little camera! Bought it for an overseas trip and it did not disappoint. Used it for sightseeing photo ops and underwater during snorkeling. Admittedly, my wife's digital SLR takes the better pics, but the TG-3 can deliver some stunning photos just the same. Really liked the almost instantaneous 'on' switch, so the camera was ready to shoot within a second or two. Downside, is that it occasionally struggled with the focus. This was also apparent in movie mode underwater when shooting something more than a few feet away, however the underwater still photos were wonderful. Overall, this is a terrific little camera that performed very well on dry land and in the sea!

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                          5.0

                          The Best

                          By RHB

                          from El Paso, Texas

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Battery Life
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                            This is the 3rd Olympus water camera I have owned. All of them have been great. I use my camera on all my fishing and hunting trips to include real estate business. Great pictures. I am excited about the TG-3 with the covered lens and easy shoot options. I really like the microscopic close-up. Can't wait to take a pic of a beautiful trout underwater and very close. I will wait several more years and then buy the next generation of Sylus Tough cameras. Great camera.

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                            4.0

                            short battery life with GPS on

                            By djk

                            from Santa Cruz, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • No Viewfinder
                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

                            Initially I had the GPS feature on and found that I was getting only about half a day of usage. Then had to recharge the battery. The camera has on-camera charging only - cannot charge the battery separately and have ready for use. Anyway, I turned off the GPS feature and then started getting better battery life. I contacted Olympus support by email to ask about this but they have not responded. I tried using the camera underwater but noticed that I could not view the subject through the LCD (and there is no optical viewfinder) so I had to shoot blind. This camera has alot of features including HDR, focal stacking, microscope view and panorama stitching. These all work pretty well.

                            This camera was purchased mostly for underwater use. Have not used this for snorkeling yet. But in the manual (which had to be downloaded) recommends use of an underwater housing. They also recommend having the camera serviced annually to replace the seals.

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                            5.0

                            Best point-and-shoot camera!

                            By BlackRaven

                            from Wiscasset, ME

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Battery Life
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Resolution
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Black):

                              I own two Nikon DSLR's and different Nikon lenses but I wanted a small point-and-shoot camera to take with me everywhere. At one time, I owned an Olympus film point-and-shoot camera which I had for close to 20 years without ever having a problem. I decided to look at Olympus again and do my homework before buying this particular camera. I was impressed with the comments and results I saw. And,... I've never been happier with a camera before. Although I'm very careful I don't have to worry about damaging it. It is a little heavier than most small cameras, which I really like. Quiet. Easy use in every way I can think of. It takes absolutely amazing pictures under different circumstances. Although I haven't tried all the different possibilities that this little camera offers yet, I am very pleased with the results so far.

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                              4.0

                              Good overall camera and waterproof!

                              By FY

                              from Los Angeles, CA

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                              Pros

                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Battery Life
                              • Great Resolution
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Raining
                                • Travel
                                • Underwater
                                • Video

                                Comments about Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera (Red):

                                I bought this camera primarily to substitute my DSLR for its waterproof feature, which is great for diving and raining conditions. In fact I just completed a Niagara Falls trip and I was the only one who dare to take out the camera under the fall in pouring conditions :)

                                The camera meets my expectation with good picture quality, handling and battery life. The wifi and GPS functions are very useful too if you like posting real-time pictures in social media.

                                I had two minor issues. Firstly, although the camera is perfectly waterproof, water droplets tend to stay on the lens under heavy rain, and basically ruin the pictures.I have not tried other waterproof cameras but guess it may be true for all of them. A water-repelling coating could be helpful here. Secondly, the zooming button is located next to the shutter and is a bit awkward to use. Anyway none of them are deal breakers so I do recommend this camera.

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                                Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                Olympus -  LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.6V, 1350mAh)
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                                Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

                                Ruggard -  HFV-250 Protective Camera Case
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                                Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

                                Olympus -  Telephoto Tough Lens Pack
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                                Olympus -  LG-1 LED Macro Ring Light for TG-1, TG-2, and TG-3
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