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Olympus TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # OLTG630B Mfr # V104110BU000
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Product Highlights
  • Water/Shock/Freeze-Proof
  • 12MP 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor
  • TruePic VI IHS Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom, 28-140mm Equivalent
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 3.0" 460K Hypercrystal III LCD Display
  • Full HD 1080p Video, Multi-Motion IS
  • Built-In Flash
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Face Detection, iAuto, Smart Panorama

The black TG-630 iHS Digital Camera from Olympus is a "tough" point-and-shoot digital camera with a 12MP sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, a host of assistive features and waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof capabilities. The 12MP Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor combined with the powerful TruePic VI Image Processor provide detailed, colorful images and fast performance speeds. Full HD 1080p video capture with a dedicated one-touch button and HDMI output is supported by the TG-630 iHS and high-speed 720p HD recording is possible at 120 frames per second with slow-motion playback.

The Olympus TG-630 iHS is built tough to withstand the elements and the knocks that might otherwise damage a compact camera. It can shoot underwater to a depth of 16' (5 m) and with two protective frames it is shockproof to a drop of 5' (1.5 m). It's able to shoot and maintain all functions in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C) and a protective seal keeps it sand- and dust-proof. Both the lens and the LCD screen have a water-repellent coating so rain and condensation won't fog up your view.

The lens on the TG-630 iHS is a 5x optical zoom that provides the focal length equivalency of 28-140mm in the 35mm format. At 28mm, you have a wide-angle lens that can shoot expansive vistas and inclusive group shots and 140mm is a telephoto length that can magnify distant subjects or shoot creative close-ups. A Super Resolution Zoom function is also available to double that reach if necessary. Dual Image Stabilization offers clearer images by reducing the blurring effects of camera shake when shooting at telephoto lengths and in low light situations. And fast burst shooting is supported at 5fps (frames per second) in full resolution and up to 60fps in lower resolutions.

A 3.0" LCD screen with a water-repellent coating provides composition and playback viewing and numerous assistive features make it easy to get the best shot possible. Intelligent Auto makes all camera adjustments to capture your images with the optimal settings and Scene Modes allow you to match the camera's settings to the scene you are shooting, whether it be Sports, Sunset, Night Portrait. One-touch Panorama is supported and Face Detection recognizes when you are shooting people and optimizes exposure on their faces for sharp, well-lit portraits. Creative Art Filters, such as Watercolor, Fisheye and Miniature are available to add special effects to your images and Beauty Mode lets you smooth out wrinkles, whiten teeth and add make-up touches.

12MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
The 12MP sensor in the TG-630 iHS provides richly colored, detailed images with fine low-light performance and fast autofocus capability.
TruePic VI Image Processor
The image processing engine on the TG-630 iHS offers fast transfer and performance speeds and allows the camera to shoot both high resolution photos and Full HD video with accurate colors and minimal noise.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
With a focal range that runs from 28-140mm in the 35mm format, the lens on the TG-630 iHS provides shooting lengths from wide-angle to telephoto. The wide-angle allows for expansive vistas and the telephoto lengths can bring distant subjects in for close-ups. Because this camera is meant to be used in all weather conditions, the lens is provided with a water-repelling coating to keep rain drops and condensation from clouding up your view.
10x Super Resolution Zoom and 4x Digital Zoom
A Super Resolution Zoom function allows you to double your zoom range to 10x for extreme close-ups and a 4x Digital Zoom will bring you even closer.
1080p Full HD Video with Dedicated Button
A one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in Full HD 1080p video. The TG-630 iHS offers Multi-Motion Movie IS, which is a newly developed image stabilization technique that helps to reduce the blur created by camera movement when shooting video. Micro HDMI (Type D) output makes playing back videos on your HDTV simple. At 720p HD resolution you can shoot videos at 120 frames per second for slow motion capture.
3.0" Hypercrystal III LCD Screen
This 3.0" LCD with 460k-pixel resolution features wide-angle viewing and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting in direct sunlight. It also has water-repellent coating to keep rain and condensation off your display.
Waterproof and Damage Resistant
The TG-630 iHS is designed to be used in inclement weather and is able to shoot underwater and withstand the bumps and drops that other cameras cannot. It is waterproof to 16' (5 m), shock-proof to 5.5' (1.5 m), freeze-proof to 14°F (-10°C) and dust-proof.
Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images even in low-light situations.
ISO Range 100-6400
An ISO range up to 6400 offers accurate color reproduction and low-noise imaging even in low light situations.
High Speed Continuous Shooting
Shoot 5fps (frames per second) up to 25 images at full resolution or up to 60fps up to 100 images at lower resolution.
Autofocus Tracking
AF Tracking automatically tracks fast-moving subjects such as kids, pets and sporting events, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these moments with ease.
Shooting Modes
Shooting Modes include Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up, Panorama and Backlight HDR.
Intelligent Auto and Scene Modes
In iAuto mode, the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and situation to identify the scene you're shooting and adjusts the settings for ideal results. Scene Modes include Portrait, Landscape, Hand-held Starlight, Night, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Documents, Pet(Cat) and Pet(Dog) and Underwater.
Hand-held Starlight Mode
At night and in low-light situations where image blur is more likely to occur, Hand-Held Starlight mode captures multiple images and stitches them together into a single, crisp photo.
Face Detection
Face Detection automatically recognizes your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, well-balanced portraits and group shots.
Shadow Adjustment Technology (HDR)
HDR Mode compensates for shadowed areas to minimize the differences in highlight and shadowed areas resulting in more uniform exposure across the image. When used together with iAuto or Face Detection, the subject's face is shot with optimal exposure settings so that the face can be seen clearly even under strong back light conditions.
Panorama Mode
Capture panoramic vistas all in one frame with the touch of one button, by simply panning the camera across the scene.
Magic Filter - Photo and Video
Magic Art Filters add creative touches to photos and some are applicable to videos as well. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented.
Playback Edit Effects
Various controls and effects can make adjustments to your images after they have been shot. Effects include: Resize, Crop, Red-Eye Fix and Shadow Adjustment.
Shooting Assist Functions
Histogram, Frame Assist, Hand-Held Starlight, Voice Recording
Imaging
Pixels 12 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens EFL: 5.0-25 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-140 mm)
Aperture: f/3.9 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 7.87" (20 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Super-Macro: 1.18" (3 cm) - 23.62" (60 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
Shutter 1/4 - 1/2000 sec
4 - 1/2000 sec in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Modes Modes: Programmed Auto
Burst Rate Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 25 frames
Up to 15 fps at 3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 10 fps at 3 MP for up to 28 frames
Up to 60 fps at 3 MP for up to 100 frames
Self Timer 2 Sec, 12 Sec
Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Off
LED
Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.66 - 11.48' (0.2 - 3.5 m)
Telephoto: 1.64 - 8.20' (0.5 - 2.5 m)
Memory
Built-in Memory 57MB
Memory Card Type SD (up to 128GB)
SDHC (up to 128GB)
SDXC (up to 128GB)
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720: 120 fps
640 x 480: 240 fps
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
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
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Waterproofing 16.4' (5.0 m)
Power
Battery 1x LI-50B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter F-2AC (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 2.6 x 0.9" / 98.4 x 65.9 x 21.9 mm
Weight 5.89 oz / 167 g
Olympus TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Black)
  • LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 925mAh)
  • F-2AC AC Adapter
  • USB Cable CB-USB8
  • Strap
  • Set-Up Manual & Instruction CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Waterproof Insertion
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    OlympusTG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Blue)
     
    3.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
    • Image stabilization (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great camera for the price

      We wanted an everyday camera for family adventures that would hold up well. We looked at several options before settling in on this one. There are plenty of other more expensive options out there...Read complete review

      We wanted an everyday camera for family adventures that would hold up well. We looked at several options before settling in on this one. There are plenty of other more expensive options out there in the shockproof/waterproof world, but we are very happy with this one. It isn't too heavy, takes great pictures and videos. The kids love playing it underwater. This was our first time buying an Olympus but so far we have been very happy.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Picture quality is low (on land or sea)

      I am not impressed at all with this camera. Bought this for a trip to Mexico so I could use it on the beach and in the water. After a 10 minute snorkerling...Read complete review

      I am not impressed at all with this camera. Bought this for a trip to Mexico so I could use it on the beach and in the water. After a 10 minute snorkerling trip, there was water inside the lens. It's supposed to be waterproof up to 16ft. I never left the surface. This water spot inside the lens eventually dried out by the next day, but did reappear on the following occasions I used it in the pool. Picture quality overall is pretty poor, especially underwater. The focus seems to be off more than on. I would compare the shots I get with this camera to that of my old HTC android smartphone. I would steer clear of this one. I should have stuck with Canon.

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      4.0

      just started to use new camera

      By koshkausa

      from Southfield, MI

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Black):

      No details of use yet, but picture quality is good.
      I had to order charger and spare battery because of inconvinience of charging battery in the camera. I'll know more after couple of weeks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      tough

      By ggg

      from brooklyn

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Black):

          Bought one of these one year ago and it has been used everyday in really though conditions-cold-mud-underwater. And it stills performs perfectly. Easy to use and delivers the standard image quality you would expect for such a camera-sensor. As usually with Olympus, great White Balance.

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          • Yes

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          1.0

          Picture quality is low (on land or sea)

          By Ozzyhead

          from Sussex County, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Really Waterproof
            • Poor focus
            • Poor Image Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Black):

              I am not impressed at all with this camera. Bought this for a trip to Mexico so I could use it on the beach and in the water. After a 10 minute snorkerling trip, there was water inside the lens. It's supposed to be waterproof up to 16ft. I never left the surface. This water spot inside the lens eventually dried out by the next day, but did reappear on the following occasions I used it in the pool. Picture quality overall is pretty poor, especially underwater. The focus seems to be off more than on. I would compare the shots I get with this camera to that of my old HTC android smartphone. I would steer clear of this one. I should have stuck with Canon.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good pictures, fast focus

              By Steve R

              from Cornwall, Vt

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Awkward To Use Joy Stick
              • Small for large hands

              Best Uses

              • Classroom documentation
              • Travel

              Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Black):

              Focus is very fast compared to our previous point-and-shoot - focus is almost instantaneous. The camera body size is small: good for small hands, not so great for large hands. The joy stick for control navigation is tiny, a mere blip, and a little awkward to use. There are many control features (program modes) available that belie the outward simplicity of the design. This camera was purchased mainly for use by a teacher documenting in a school classroom, and a lot of scene modes etc. are not necessary. Image quality is very good.

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              • No

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              5.0

              More than I expected !

              By Gu:))aume

              from Paris, France

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Underwater Photos

              Cons

              • The Panorama Mode

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Blue):

              Amazing underwater family photos (swimming pool and sea)

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 5
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Good Camera for the money

              By Dave S

              from Oakland, NJ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Blue):

                I bought this camera for my 9 year old daughter and she was able to start taking pictures right away. She loves the panoramic and underwater features. We're still experimenting with the pictures with low light but they look pretty good so far.
                Battery life can be a little short with videos.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great value!

                By eaunatural

                from new york

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (White):

                  Can't be beat for the price. Good looking camera that offers a lot of features at this price point A must have for people who like to take photos above or on shallow water.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good quality camera

                  By Outdoor enthusiast

                  from Chesapeake, VA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Great Zoom

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Red):

                  I love this camera. It takes high quality photos with little work (good for me). The "tough"is accurate, I abuse mine quite often for work and appreciate the water resistance. Dropped it in the water for about 5 minutes and it was fine.

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                  5.0

                  Great camera for the price

                  By family fun

                  from Lancaster PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (Red):

                  We wanted an everyday camera for family adventures that would hold up well. We looked at several options before settling in on this one. There are plenty of other more expensive options out there in the shockproof/waterproof world, but we are very happy with this one. It isn't too heavy, takes great pictures and videos. The kids love playing it underwater. This was our first time buying an Olympus but so far we have been very happy.

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful camera.Works good nice picture

                  By Rafaela

                  from São Paulo - Brazil

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • GOOD PICTURE
                  • Small
                  • Some Manual Control

                  Cons

                  • Not 60p

                  Best Uses

                  • Recreation

                  Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (White):

                  Beautiful camera. Works good nice pictures, easy to use, easy to work with, good tools to work with for it size. I just miss 60P and slow motion in 720P.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very good for its price.

                  By Rafaela

                  from São Paulo - Brasil

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cold Shoe
                  • Exits To Mic And Fone
                  • Focus Ring
                  • I-zoom
                  • Lens

                  Cons

                  • Important Tool Ridded
                  • Useless Tools Ease Acess

                  Best Uses

                  • Prosumer

                  Comments about TG-630 iHS Digital Camera (White):

                  I make videos about bike trip adventures.
                  The camcorde works very good, nice picture quality, but it seams a mit that the camera have good manual control. The control on the camera are probably made by someone that does not know how to use a camera. There are plenty of useless features very easy to access but the most important are hide or worst, it just lack.
                  I think I can make a good job with the camcorder but it will be more difficult that it suppose to be.
                  Anyway, for the price it still very good or may be the best, but very easy with just some development in the menu and the system it could be great!

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