Olympus TG-630 iHS summary
Olympus TG-630 iHS is Olympus's Waterproof camera first released on January of 2013. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3968 x 2976.
The TG-630 iHS stands at #49 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and overall #906 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
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Olympus TG-630 iHS family
The Olympus TG-630 iHS is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Gallery
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Olympus TG-630 iHS Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Olympus TG-630 iHS based on features which are usually regarded as useful in a camera.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Sensor features
The spec of the sensor on the Olympus TG-630 iHS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3968 x 2976 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the TG-630 iHS's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The TG-630 iHS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus TG-630 iHS dimensions
Olympus TG-630 iHS weighs about 0.37 pounds (167 gr / 5.89 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 98mm x 66mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195 gr and the Olympus TG-630 iHS is less heavy as compared to its rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a image of the Olympus TG-630 iHS beside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the TG-630 iHS.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Lens features
The TG-630 iHS houses a fixed lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be huge but it would certainly be valuable in some circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f3.9 and that is fairly sluggish and not good in low light occasions and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also need to raise your ISO giving you noisy files. At the long end, 140mm comes to f5.9 which is pretty slow and you will have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Connectivity
The TG-630 iHS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Video features
The highest possible video resolution on the Olympus TG-630 iHS is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance in quality and file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone port which means you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to order an alternative model if you require good audio in your video clips.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-630 iHS has weather proofing making it a good pick to use in tricky conditions. This can be particularly valuable in case you are unsure about the elements you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-630 iHS includes a 3 inch fixed display having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details regarding Olympus TG-630 iHS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy in sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Shutter features
Olympus TG-630 iHS continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus TG-630 iHS has got just built-in flash without external flash support.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Autofocusing features
Olympus TG-630 iHS has got only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & accurate as compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera includes Face detect making it useful for portrait photography.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Olympus TG-630 iHS lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good in low light or you want to have more exact focus control.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Battery life
The battery life (LI-50B) for the Olympus TG-630 iHS is built to last for 220 pictures according to the CIPA requirements making it lesser in comparison with its competition. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 has the best (380) battery life in this category of cameras.
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Olympus TG-630 iHS for various styles of photography
The following chart presents a rundown of the Olympus TG-630 iHS for various styles of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Portrait photography details
The Olympus TG-630 iHS receives a points tally of 27 which is bad, and means the camera is not very good to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & potential to work with external flash.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Street photography information
Having a nice score of 62, the Olympus TG-630 iHS is a very decent pick to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Sports photography highlights
A bad sports photography rating of 35 indicates the Olympus TG-630 iHS is not very good for photographing sports. A camera needs to have very good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus TG-630 iHS as a Travel photography camera
Size is super crucial in selecting a travel camera. All things considered, the Olympus TG-630 iHS gets a average 60 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively appropriate to take with you on your vacations.
Olympus TG-630 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
If you find yourself looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Olympus TG-630 iHS with it's bad score of 39 for a landscape camera is not very good amongst its competitors.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Olympus TG-630 iHS is not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad rating of 33.
Olympus TG-630 iHS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the TG-630 iHS, below is a number of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Waterproof.
The chart listed below provides you an overview of the TG-630 iHS compared to it's highest ranked competitors mentioned earlier.
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