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Olympus Tough TG-6 Digital Camera (Black)

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Olympus Tough TG-6 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 12MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • TruePic VIII Image Processor
  • Olympus 4x Optical Zoom f/2 Lens
  • 25-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
Characterized by its exceedingly durable design, the black Tough TG-6 from Olympus is a sleek point-and-shoot capable of handling a wide variety of adventures. Featuring a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the TG-6 offers notable image clarity and low-light performance to ISO 12800, along with fast 20-fps continuous shooting, 4K30p video recording, and high-speed Full HD 1080p shooting at 120 fps. Complementing the shooting capabilities is a versatile 4x optical zoom lens, which spans a 25-100mm equivalent range, and has an f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions.
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Olympus TG-6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tough Design
  • 312MP BSI CMOS Sensor and TruePic VIII Processor
  • 44x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 5Field Sensor System and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 6Other Camera Features
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Characterized by its exceedingly durable design, the black Tough TG-6 from Olympus is a sleek point-and-shoot capable of handling a wide variety of adventures. Featuring a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the TG-6 offers notable image clarity and low-light performance to ISO 12800, along with fast 20-fps continuous shooting, 4K30p video recording, and high-speed Full HD 1080p shooting at 120 fps. Complementing the shooting capabilities is a versatile 4x optical zoom lens, which spans a 25-100mm equivalent range, and has an f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions.

Beyond just imaging, the TG-6 also sports a robust set of features for withstanding the elements, tracking your adventures, and sharing your images. The camera is rated for underwater use, tested to withstand falls and crushing, and is hermetically sealed against dust and moisture when working in trying conditions. Additionally, a Field Sensor System incorporates GPS, a manometer, compass, and a thermometer for recording the details of your environment and embedding this data onto your photos and movies. Using built-in Wi-Fi and the Image Track app, recorded data and the imagery can also be shared to a mobile device for posting online.

Tough Design
The TG-6 is designed to withstand a wide variety of conditions, ranging from harsh climates to everyday mishaps:
  • Waterproof-rated to IPX8 for use underwater to depths of 50' / 15m
  • 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 / 100 kgf of pressure
  • Dustproof-rated to IP6X to protect the internal components of the camera
Also benefitting the camera's use outdoors, the lens has been sealed with double-pane glass to prevent fogging and condensation. The camera body design has been configured to permit direct operation while wearing gloves, included a large zoom lever, accessory lock button, and convenient dial control.

 

12MP BSI CMOS Sensor and TruePic VIII Processor
Utilizing a 12MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII image processor, the TG-6 offers a mixture of speed and sensitivity to suit both photo and video applications. The BSI design of the sensor affords cleaner image quality at higher sensitivities, up to ISO 12800, for working in low-light conditions, and the processor further helps to reduce noise and expand the dynamic range. The sensor's cover glass design has also received an anti-reflective coating to help suppress flare and ghosting when working in bright conditions. Additionally, the processor avails a 20-fps continuous shooting rate in raw as well as the ability to record UHD 4K30p video and high-speed Full HD 1080p video at up to 120 fps.
4x Optical Zoom Lens
Spanning wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths, the built-in 4x optical zoom lens covers a 25-100mm equivalent range and has a bright f/2 maximum aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. Additionally, image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 2.5 stops to further aid in creating sharp imagery with slower shutter speeds.
Field Sensor System and Built-In Wi-Fi
Ideal for recording data while shooting in the outdoors, the Field Sensor System includes a GPS module, manometer, compass, and a temperature sensor. This data, along with the photos and movies themselves, can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi where the tracking data can be embedded or overlaid onto the images themselves using the Image Track app. Additionally, both photos and videos can be searched-for using recorded tracking data.

In addition to wireless transfer, the built-in Wi-Fi also allows you to remotely control the camera and wirelessly share images to a linked smartphone or tablet.
Other Camera Features
  • Rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD monitor offers a bright, clear means for shooting as well as image playback and menu navigation.
  • Pro Capture Mode will automatically sequentially shoot from 0.5 to 10 seconds before the shutter is pressed to ensure you don't miss a shot.
  • Five separate underwater modes are available to produce more accurate shots when working in or near the water, and include Underwater Wide, Underwater Macro, Underwater HDR, Underwater Snapshot, and Underwater Microscope. Additionally, three dedicated underwater white balance modes—Shallow, Mid-Range, and Deep—help to improve red and blue tones depending on the depth in which you are shooting.
  • An apt close-up shooter, the TG-6 has four separate shooting modes within the Variable Macro System. Including Microscope, Microscope Control, Focus Stacking, and Focus Bracketing modes, you are able to photograph subjects as close as just one centimeter away.
  • A 2x Digital Teleconverter function extends the effective zoom range to 8x, or a maximum equivalent focal length of 200mm, when working in Program, Aperture Priority, or Movie modes.
  • Using a 25-point autofocus system, a variety of focusing features can be used depending on the type of subject you are photographing, including Face Detection AF, Focus Area Selection, and AF Tracking. Manual focus is also possible, with Manual Focus Assist and Focus Peaking functions to help.
  • In-camera time-lapses can be recorded using an interval timer, with 1-second to 24-hour intervals for up to 299 consecutive images.
  • Date Imprinting mode can add a timestamp to your still images.
  • Picture Modes: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, and Art Filters.
  • Scene Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Portrait +Landscape, Hand-held Starlight, Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children, Sport, Candlelight, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Panorama, Live Composite, and Backlight HDR.
  • Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pinhole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolor, Vintage, Partial Color, Bleach Bypass, and Instant Film.
  • Detail of Art Effects: Soft Focus Effect, Pinhole Effect, White Edge Effect, Frame Effect, Star Light Effect, Blur Effect, B&W Effect, Pict. Tone Effect, and Shade Effect.
  • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai.
UPC: 050332192430

Olympus TG-6 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 12 Megapixel (4000 x 3000)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift
Focal Length
4.5 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 100mm)
Optical Zoom
4x
Maximum Aperture
f/2 to 4.9
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 1600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Internal Recording Modes
MOV
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps [102 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [18 to 52 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 25/29.97 fps [18 to 52 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 340 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.45 x 2.6 x 1.28" / 113 x 66 x 32.4 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
8.92 oz / 253 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 12 Megapixel (4000 x 3000)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift
Lens
Focal Length
4.5 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent: 25 to 100mm)
Optical Zoom
4x
Digital Zoom
2x Maximum
Maximum Aperture
f/2 to 4.9
Focus Range
3.94" to Infinity / 0.1 m to Infinity
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/2000 to 1/2 Second
1/2000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 1600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Exposure Compensation
-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Custom, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Up to 20 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 10 fps at 12 MP for up to 14 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 49 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/12-Second Delay
Special Options
Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Landscape, Panorama, Snow
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
12-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
MOV
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps [102 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [18 to 52 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 25/29.97 fps [18 to 52 Mb/s]
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory
No
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill In, Manual, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash Connection
No
Environmental
Environmental Protection
Advertised as Submersible to 49.21' / 15 m
*Test Methodology Not Supplied
Shockproof
7' / 2.13 m
Crushproof
220 lbf / 100 kgf
General
Battery Type
1x LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 340 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.45 x 2.6 x 1.28" / 113 x 66 x 32.4 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
8.92 oz / 253 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6 x 5.8 x 2.9"

Olympus TG-6 Reviews

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Is it posible to connect the Vello CB-800 Universal Pistol Grip and use the trigger as a shutter button? It needs to connect with a 2.5mm shutter release cable.
Asked by: jose antonio
To do a remote shutter release, you have to use the OI.Share app via WiFi. This particular camera does not support wired shutter releases.
Answered by: Dillon
Date published: 2021-10-15

Do you have to remove the lens barrier LB-T01 ...

Do you have to remove the lens barrier LB-T01 when you use the LG-1 ring light? Thank you.
Asked by: Nancy
yes
Answered by: Timothy
Date published: 2020-09-28

do the settings stay the same if you power off ...

do the settings stay the same if you power off and then power back on? i.e. self timer or macro mode?
Asked by: Joel
Yes, the Olympus Tough TG-6 retains its camera settings when the camera is turned off and then powered back on.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-05-18

Can you turn off gps to save battery life?

Can you turn off gps to save battery life?
Asked by: Stephen
Yes you can turn it off. See operation manual page 86.
Answered by: Nam
Date published: 2021-12-20

How sensitive is the exposure mechanism as it ...

How sensitive is the exposure mechanism as it relates to timing? Is there any delay between the moment of pushing the exposure button and the image captured? Or is the exposure immediate?
Asked by: Ted
No real noticeable delay.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2021-09-02

can you shoot this camera in manual mode?

can you shoot this camera in manual mode?
Asked by: Abigail
Don't know. It has a very wide variety of presets, the most I have ever seen, macro to night landscapes, fireworks, and most everything in-between. Quality of images is really good.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-26

Does this camera have an option to include the ...

Does this camera have an option to include the date and time on the photograph?
Asked by: Steve
yes - see p. 86 in the tg-6 manual.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2021-06-02

compare to TG-860?

compare to TG-860?
Asked by: Chan
The TG-860 DOES have GPS
Answered by: cindy
Date published: 2021-06-06
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