Olympus TG-2 iHS summary
Olympus TG-2 iHS is Olympus's Waterproof camera initially released on June of 2013. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3968 x 2976.
The TG-2 iHS comes in at #29 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #716 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Olympus TG-2 iHS family
The Olympus TG-2 iHS has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can check out all earlier and most recent models alongside key specs.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Gallery
You can see the TG-2 iHS from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus TG-2 iHS based on factors which are often considered important in a camera.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Sensor info
The dimension of the sensor in the Olympus TG-2 iHS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3968 x 2976 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the TG-2 iHS's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The TG-2 iHS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus TG-2 iHS dimensions
Olympus TG-2 iHS is 0.51 lbs (230 grams / 8.11 oz) & has exterior size of 111mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 grams so the Olympus TG-2 iHS is weightier compared with its rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a image of the Olympus TG-2 iHS besides a softdrink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show the button layout on the TG-2 iHS.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Lens info
The TG-2 iHS offers a fixed lens and a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional nevertheless it may be valuable in a few circumstances.
At the widest 25mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.0 and that's ideal for low light events and getting good bokeh. It will also allow you to set a much lower ISO and get better pictures. For the tele end, 100mm comes at f4.9 making it fairly sluggish and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Connectivity
The TG-2 iHS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Video info
The max video resolution in the Olympus TG-2 iHS is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in quality and file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone port which means you have no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to look at a different model in case you want better audio for your video clips.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-2 iHS has weather proofing making it a fantastic pick for use in rough locations. This is particularly useful whenever you are uncertain about the elements you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-2 iHS includes a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 610 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specs for Olympus TG-2 iHS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Shutter info
Olympus TG-2 iHS continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus TG-2 iHS comes with only built in flash with no external flash support.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Autofocusing info
Olympus TG-2 iHS comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which makes it helpful for portrait photography.
It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Olympus TG-2 iHS has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful in low light conditions or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Battery life
The battery pack (Li-90B) in the Olympus TG-2 iHS is designed to last for 350 shots with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it higher than the usual in comparison to its class. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has the maximum (380) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Olympus TG-2 iHS for various types of photography
The following illustration presents a rundown of the Olympus TG-2 iHS for various types of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
The Olympus TG-2 iHS gets a rating of 28 which is subpar, and means the camera is simply not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to use external flash.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Street photography highlights
With a nice points total of 61, the Olympus TG-2 iHS is a fine fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus TG-2 iHS as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography score of 41 means the Olympus TG-2 iHS is simply not good for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus TG-2 iHS
Weight is extremely important in choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus TG-2 iHS gets a above average 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent option to purchase for your journeys.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Landscape photography details
For anyone who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus TG-2 iHS and it's average grade of 47 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate amongst its competition.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Olympus TG-2 iHS is simply not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar score of 36.
Olympus TG-2 iHS Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the TG-2 iHS, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Waterproof.
The line graph down below offers you a bird's eye view of the TG-2 iHS vs it's highest ranked rivals suggested above.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.