Olympus TG-6 overview
Olympus TG-6 is Olympus's Waterproof camera initially announced on May of 2019. The camera has a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The TG-6 stands at #3 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and all-around #466 out of 1418 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal requirements.
Below is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus TG-6 family
The Olympus TG-6 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
Olympus TG-6 Gallery
You can check the TG-6 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus TG-6 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Olympus TG-6 based on things which are generally seen as essential in a camera.
Olympus TG-6 Sensor info
The Olympus TG-6 is run by the TruePic VIII processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Olympus TG-6 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW format is saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the TG-6's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The TG-6 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus TG-6 dimensions
Olympus TG-6 is 0.56 lb (253 gr / 8.92 oz) and features outside dimensions of 113mm x 66mm x 32mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.3"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 196 gr so the Olympus TG-6 is weightier in comparison with other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Olympus TG-6 beside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
Olympus TG-6 Lens info
The TG-6 provides a built in lens and it has a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not at all ideal however it is likely to be handy in certain conditions.
At the widest 25mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.0 and that is excellent in low light conditions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It would also let you use a lower ISO for getting better files. With the tele end, 100mm comes to f4.9 which is really slow and you may need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Olympus TG-6 Connectivity
The TG-6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy photos and sometimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus TG-6 Video info
The highest video quality in the Olympus TG-6 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p is a superb quality for video recording. You can easily crop to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Be wary of the large file sizes and make sure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone port so you have little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at an alternative model in case you need decent audio in your video clips.
Olympus TG-6 Weather Sealing
Olympus TG-6 provides environment sealing which makes it a excellent selection to use during tricky conditions. This is especially handy any time you are not sure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Olympus TG-6 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus TG-6 has a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Olympus TG-6 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus TG-6 Shutter info
Olympus TG-6 has the capability to shoot continuously at 20.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus TG-6 Flash and Hot shoe info
Olympus TG-6 includes only in-built flash with no external flash ability.
Olympus TG-6 Autofocus info
Olympus TG-6 includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is useful for portraits.
The AF system has 25 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Olympus TG-6 includes manual focus when required during low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focus.
Olympus TG-6 Battery life
The battery power (LI-92B) on the Olympus TG-6 is made to last for 340 images based on the CIPA specifications which is higher than the usual when compared to its class. The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the highest (380) battery life within this range of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Waterproof cameras that have the best battery life:
Olympus TG-6 for different kinds of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Olympus TG-6 for different kinds of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-6
The Olympus TG-6 receives a points total of 41 which is horrible, meaning that it is not really suitable for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to use external lighting.
Olympus TG-6 Street photography advice
Having a nice rating of 65, the Olympus TG-6 is a good pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus TG-6 Sports photography information
A moderate sports photography score of 48 indicates the Olympus TG-6 is fairly acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have very good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus TG-6 Travel photography information
Weight is super important in choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Olympus TG-6 gets a above average 69 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit for your trips.
Olympus TG-6 Landscape photography info
In case you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus TG-6 and it's decent score of 58 for a landscape camera is somewhat suitable within the current marketplace.
Olympus TG-6 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Olympus TG-6 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible score of 34.
Olympus TG-6 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the TG-6, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the category of Waterproof.
The line chart down below shows you a summary of the TG-6 versus it's top ranked rivals shown previously.
These are various other cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.