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Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
42
Overall
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Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS front
 
Olympus Tough TG-6 front
Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
54
Overall
45

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Key Specs

Olympus TG-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 111 x 67 x 29mm
  • Introduced June 2013
Olympus TG-6
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 253g - 113 x 66 x 32mm
  • Revealed May 2019
  • Earlier Model is Olympus TG-5
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Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Olympus TG-2 iHS versus Olympus TG-6, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Olympus. The resolution of the TG-2 iHS (12MP) and the TG-6 (12MP) is pretty similar and they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The TG-2 iHS was revealed 6 years before the TG-6 and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a full comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the TG-2 iHS scores vs the TG-6 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus TG-2 iHS over the Olympus TG-6

 TG-2 iHS TG-6 

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-6 over the Olympus TG-2 iHS

 TG-6 TG-2 iHS 
RevealedMay 2019June 2013More recent by 71 months
Manual focus More exact focus
Screen resolution1040k610kClearer screen (+430k dot)

Common features in the Olympus TG-2 iHS and Olympus TG-6

 TG-2 iHS TG-6 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus TG-2 iHS offers outside measurements of 111mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") along with a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs) and the Olympus TG-6 has proportions of 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3") and a weight of 253 grams (0.56 lbs).

Examine the Olympus TG-2 iHS versus Olympus TG-6 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you choose during that time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the TG-2 iHS and the TG-6.

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the TG-2 iHS and TG-6 is 91 and 90 respectively.

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 top view buttons comparison

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to envision the difference between sensor measurements just by reading technical specs. The graphic below might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the TG-2 iHS and TG-6.

As you have seen, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same resolution and you can expect similar quality of images although you need to consider the age of the products into consideration. The older TG-2 iHS is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 sensor size comparison

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-6
27
supports face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
40
you can focus manually
supports face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Street photography camera
Olympus TG-6 as a Street photography camera
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
65
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
environment proof
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (253 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus TG-2 iHS Sports photography factors
Olympus TG-6 Sports photography factors
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proof
better than average battery (350 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
47
high max frames per second (20.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
environment proof
good battery power (340 CIPA)
no shutter priority mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus TG-2 iHS Travel photography highlights
Olympus TG-6 Travel photography highlights
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better than average battery (350 CIPA)
environment proof
has built in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
lack of Timelapse mode
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
68
good battery power (340 per charge)
environment proof
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competition in class (253g)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus TG-2 iHS Landscape photography details
Olympus TG-6 Landscape photography details
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pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
better than average battery (350 shots)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
57
you can focus manually
relatively wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
environment proof
good battery power (340 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus TG-2 iHS
Vlogging with Olympus TG-6
36
pretty wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone socket
34
relatively wide (25mm)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
no mic socket
heavier than competition in class (253g)
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Olympus TG-2 iHS vs Olympus TG-6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus TG-2 iHS and Olympus TG-6
 Olympus Tough TG-2 iHSOlympus Tough TG-6
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Olympus Tough TG-6
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2013-06-28 2019-05-22
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - TruePic VIII
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3968 x 2976 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 25
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.0-4.9 f/2.0-4.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 610k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology OLED -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 20.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash options - Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync. (1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Fill- in, Manual, Flash Off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PC
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn Built-in
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 230g (0.51 lb) 253g (0.56 lb)
Dimensions 111 x 67 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1") 113 x 66 x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 350 images 340 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-90B LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2 and 12 sec, Pet Auto Shutter) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I support)
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $380 $449