- 12 MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor
- Fast F2.0 wide-angle lens
- 20 fps Continuous Shooting
- Ultra HD 4K Video
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Water-, Shock-, Crush-, Freeze-proof
QUICKFACT SHEETOlympus has been building rugged, waterproof cameras for years and the TOUGH TG-6 is its latest and best.
A “TOUGH” camera is one where you do not have to worry about dropping it, getting it wet or leaving it at home when it gets below zero outside. It’s rugged enough to survive the accidents that happen from time to time.
Shockproof: The TG-6 can survive knocks and drops from a height of 2.1 m / 7 ft.
Crushproof: It is able to withstand 100 kg / 220 lbs of crushing force.
Dustproof: Shoot in the dust (rated IP6X).
Waterproof: Use it when it rains and you don’t have to worry about it getting wet at the pool or the beach. And, what if it falls into the pool or sea? No worry, because you can safely take it underwater down to a depth of 15 m / 49.2 ft.
Freezeproof: It won’t freeze up at temperatures as low as -10°C / 14°F.
All cameras should be built this way!
But what about image quality? The TG-6 takes good quality images in all situations, on land or underwater. It’s also quite straightforward to use, with many practical features to unleash your creativity. Besides the 16 ART Filters, you can also shoot up to 1 cm close with its Microscope mode, capture star trails with its Live Composite mode, record GPS coordinates, share images via your smartphone, use your smartphone as a Remote Shutter, capture the right moment with Pro Capture mode,
Improvements over the TG-5 include a much higher resolution LCD (1040k-dot vs. 460k-dot), a number of Underwater WB additions, and macro controls can now be accessed in Program AUTO and Aperture-priority shooting modes. A new digital teleconverter doubles the zoom factor of the 4x optical zoom for a maximum of 8x zoom. An Anti-reflective coating on the image sensor glass reduces ghosts and flares.
|SENSOR:||12MP||TYPE:||1/2.3″ BSI CMOS|
|LENS:||4.5 – 18 MM (25 – 100 MM) F2.0 (wide) – F4.9 (tele)||ISO:||100-12800|
|I.S.:||2.5 EV (at 100mm)||VIDEO:||4K 3840 X 2160 @ 30 OR 25 FPS|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||20 FPS||STORAGE MEDIA:||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|OTHER:||WI-FI, GPS, 4K TIME-LAPSE, ART FILTERS, SCENE MODES, INTERVAL MODE, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING, FOCUS STACKING, FOCUS BRACKETING|
|DIMENSIONS:||113 X 66 X 32.4 MM (4.43 X 2.6 X 1.23 IN)||WEIGHT:||253 G (0.56 LB / 8.92 OZ) WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD|
|PRICE:||US $449.99, CAD $579.99||BUY:||Olympus TOUGH TG-6|
The Olympus TOUGH TG-6 is a compact rugged waterproof camera for shooting anytime and anywhere: by the pool, at the waterpark, at the beach, hiking, backpacking, skiing. It’ll go where you go — and keep shooting.
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