Olympus Tough TG-3 Review

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August 12, 2014 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    16 Megapixels

  • Filter array

    Primary colour filter (RGB)

  • Full resolution

    16.76 Megapixels

  • Type

    1/2.3'' CMOS

Lens

  • Optical zoom

    4x (WIDE)

  • Focal length

    4.5 ‑ 18.0mm

  • Focal length (equiv. 35mm)

    25 ‑ 100mm

  • Structure

    9 lenses / 7 groups

  • Aspherical glass elements

    4

  • Maximum aperture

    2.0 ‑ 4.9

  • Filter diamater

    40.5mm

Digital Zoom

  • Enlargement factor

    4x / 16x combined with optical zoom

  • Super Resolution Zoom

    2x / 8x combined with optical zoom

Monitor

  • Monitor type

    LCD

  • Monitor size

    7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)

  • Resolution

    460000 dots

  • Brightness adjustment

    +/‑ 2 levels

  • Frame assistance

    Yes

  • Protection panel

    Yes

Focusing System

  • Method

    TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection

  • Modes

    • iESP
    • Face Detection AF
    • Spot
    • AF Tracking
  • Standard mode

    0.1m ‑ ∞ (wide) / 0.1m ‑ ∞ (tele)

  • Super Macro Mode

    Closest focusing distance: 1cm

  • Microscope Mode

    Zoom capability while being in Super Macro Mode

  • AF lock

    Yes

  • AF illuminator

    Yes

Light Metering

  • Histogram in shooting mode

    Yes

  • Modes

    • ESP light metering
    • Spot metering

Exposure System

  • Shutter speed

    1/2 ‑ 1/2000s / < 4s (Night scene)

  • Exposure compensation

    +/‑ 2EV / 1/3 steps

  • Enhancement function

    Mechanical Image Stabiliser (Sensor shift)

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    Advanced Face Detection Technology

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    Shadow Adjustment Technology

  • Modes

    • i-Auto
    • Programme automatic
    • Super Macro
    • Scene Modes
    • Aperture priority
    • Art Filter
    • Photo Story
    • Custom shooting
    • Panorama
    • Movie

Scene Modes

  • Number of scene modes

    22

  • Modes

    • Portrait
    • e-Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Interval shooting
    • Hand-held Starlight
    • Night Scene
    • Night Scene with portrait
    • Sports
    • Indoor
    • Self-portrait
    • Sunset
    • Fireworks
    • Cuisine
    • Documents
    • Beach and Snow
    • Underwater Snapshot
    • Underwater Wide 1
    • Underwater Wide 2
    • Underwater Macro
    • Snow
    • Panorama
    • Backlight HDR

Magic Filter

  • Types

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Dramatic Tone

Sensitivity

  • Auto

    AUTO / High AUTO

  • Manual

    ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400

White Balance

  • AUTO WB system

    Yes

  • Preset values

    • Overcast
    • Sunlight
    • Tungsten
    • Underwater
    • Flourescent 1
  • One-touch white balance

    1 custom settings can be registered

Internal Flash

  • Modes

    • AUTO
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Fill-in
    • Off
  • Working range (wide)

    0.2 ‑ 7.9m (ISO 1600)

  • Working range (tele)

    0.2 ‑ 3.1m (ISO 1600)

External Flash Control

  • Wireless flash control

    -

Sequence Shooting

  • Reduced resolution

    60fps / 100 frames (in 3MP mode)

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    15fps / 100 frames (in 3MP mode)

  • Full resolution

    5fps / 25 frames

  • Interval shooting

    Yes

Image Processing

  • Pixel mapping

    Yes

  • Noise reduction

    Yes

  • Engine

    TruePic VII

  • Distortion compensation

    Yes

  • Shading compensation

    Yes

View Images

  • Modes

    • Single
    • Index
    • Zoom
    • Slide show
    • Event
  • Index

    5 x 4 frames

  • Zoom

    Yes 1.1 ‑ 10x

  • Auto rotation

    Yes

  • Image protect mode

    Yes

  • Histogram in playback mode

    Yes

View Movie

  • Modes

    • Frame by frame
    • Fast forward
    • Reverse playback

Still Image Recording

  • DCF

    Yes

  • EXIF

    2.3

  • PIM

    III

  • DPS

    PictBridge

  • DPOF

    Yes

Movie Recording System

  • Recording format

    MOV (H.264) / HS Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG)

  • Image Stabilisation Mode

    Multi‑motion Movie IS

  • HD Movie quality

    1080P Recording time: 29min.

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    720P Recording time: 29min.

  • Movie quality

    VGA Recording time: Up to card capacity

  • High-Speed Recording

    QVGA / 240fps 20sec.

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    VGA / 120fps Recording time: 20sec.

  • Time laps

    720p (AVI Motion JPEG®)

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    Note: maximum file size 4GB

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    When shooting 1080P/720P movies, use SDHC / SDXC class 6 or higher.

  • Art Filter

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Dramatic Tone

Sound Recording System

  • Voice Playback

    Yes

  • Sound recording

    Yes , format: PCM

  • Internal microphone

    Stereo

  • Image footage

    4s

  • Speaker

    Yes

Memory

  • Removable Media

    SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS‑I class supported)

  • Internal memory

    36MB

  • Eye-Fi Card compatible

    Yes

Image Size

  • 16M

    4608 x 3456

  • 8M

    3264 x 2448

  • 3M

    2048 x 1536

  • VGA

    640 x 480

  • Aspect ratio

    4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1

Menu

  • Menu languages in camera

    39

Tough Features

  • Shock resistant

    Shock‑proof from heights of up to 2.1m *

  • Waterproof

    Waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent to 15m depth **

  • Freezeproof

    Freezeproof down to ‑10°C ***

  • Crushproof

    Crushproof up to 100kg ****

  • Dustproof

    Yes

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    * Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)

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    ** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8

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    *** According to Olympus test conditions

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    **** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX6

Other Features

  • Tap Control

    Yes

  • GPS

    Yes

  • Electronic compass

    Yes

  • SNS upload

    Yes

  • Manometer

    Yes

  • Perfect Shot Preview

    Yes

  • Panorama function

    In‑Camera Panorama

  • Self timer

    Delay: 2 / 12s / Custom

  • Menu guide

    Yes

  • Date imprint

    Yes

  • LED Illuminator

    Yes

Customisation Options

  • My Mode

    1 setting storable

Power Supply

  • Battery

    LI‑92B Lithium‑Ion Battery

  • Internal Charging

    Yes

Interface

  • HDMI™

    Yes Micro connector (Type D) *

  • Wireless connectivity

    • WiFi
    • Eye-Fi Card compatible
    • FlashAir
  • DC input

    Yes

  • Combined A/V & USB output

    Yes

  • USB 2.0 High Speed

    Yes

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    * "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High‑Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Size

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    111.5 x 65.9 x 31.2mm

  • Weight

    247g (including battery and memory card)

 
 

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