Olympus TG-320 overview
Olympus TG-320 is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera originally introduced on January of 2012. The camera features a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The TG-320 comes in at #46 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & all around #863 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can check our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Olympus TG-320 history
The Olympus TG-320 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Olympus TG-320 Gallery
You can look at the TG-320 from several angles in the gallery here.
Olympus TG-320 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus TG-320 based on things which are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.
Olympus TG-320 Sensor features
The Olympus TG-320 is powered by the TruePic III+ processor chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Olympus TG-320 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels . The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the TG-320's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The TG-320 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus TG-320 dimensions
Olympus TG-320 has a weight of 0.34 lbs (155 grams or 5.47 ounces) & has exterior proportions of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 196 grams so the Olympus TG-320 is lighter as compared with various rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a shot of the Olympus TG-320 besides a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the TG-320.
Olympus TG-320 Lens features
The TG-320 includes an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 28-102mm giving it a 3.6 x zoom which might not be significant however it is likely to be convenient in some circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.5 which will be very sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you will struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase your ISO setting which results in noisy shots. Towards the long end, 102mm comes to f5.1 making it quite sluggish and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-320 Connectivity
The TG-320 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy files and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Olympus TG-320 Video features
The highest video quality in the Olympus TG-320 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should really try to get at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means that you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably best to order an alternative model should you need good audio for your videos.
Olympus TG-320 Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-320 has got weather sealing making it a very good selection for use during rough climates. This is especially valuable if you are unsure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-320 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-320 features a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Olympus TG-320 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.
Olympus TG-320 Shutter features
Olympus TG-320 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus TG-320 Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus TG-320 features just built in flash lacking external flash ability.
Olympus TG-320 Autofocus features
Olympus TG-320 features only Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and accurate as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it helpful for portraits.
It also includes Tracking AF for things on the move. Olympus TG-320 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is good during low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Olympus TG-320 Battery life
The battery power (LI-42B) in the Olympus TG-320 is designed to last for 150 photos as per the CIPA measurements which is less when compared with it's competitors. The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 features the highest (380) battery life within this kind of cameras.
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Olympus TG-320 for different forms of photography
The following bar chart displays a analysis of the Olympus TG-320 for different forms of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus TG-320 Portrait photography info
The Olympus TG-320 has a score of 34 which is awful, meaning that it is simply not suitable for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the option to utilize off-camera flash.
Olympus TG-320 as a Street photography camera
With a above average points total of 66, the Olympus TG-320 is a fine pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Olympus TG-320 Sports photography details
A awful sports photography points total of 41 suggests the Olympus TG-320 is simply not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus TG-320 Travel photography highlights
Portability is very crucial in buying a travel camera. All round, the Olympus TG-320 gets a above average 67 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable pick to take on your trips.
Olympus TG-320 Landscape photography information
For those who are planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Olympus TG-320 and it's awful score of 40 as a landscape camera is simply not suitable among its competitors.
Olympus TG-320 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera really should have a moving display, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Olympus TG-320 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a awful rating of 32.
Olympus TG-320 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the TG-320, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Waterproof.
The diagram below gives you a summary of the TG-320 vs it's highest ranking rivals suggested above.
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