Olympus TG-6 Review
The Olympus Tough TG-6 is a new flagship Tough compact camera that can withstand all weather conditions, underwater use, drop shocks and crushing weights.
The Olympus TG-6 will go on sale from early July priced at £449.99.
Olympus UK Press Release
Olympus Tough TG-6 delivers impressive image quality in an extremely rugged and compact housing
All-new robust Olympus Tough TG-6 compact camera: Built to capture any adventure
London, 22. May 2019 – With the Tough TG-6, Olympus introduces a new flagship in their Tough compact camera series withstanding all weather conditions, underwater use, drop shocks and crushing weights. The new TG-6 features not only Olympus' acclaimed toughened performance, field sensor system and the ability to capture the smallest details and brightest colors with impressive quality, but further improvements and new features:
Highlights include new underwater modes, more versatile macro photo options as well as a better monitor with improved resolution.
The TG-6 will go on sale from early July along with a number of new useful accessories for the expandable Tough photography system.
Tough performance in any environment: Built for adventure
The Tough TG-6 was designed to be a handy, reliable partner that is ready for the rougher parts of photographic life: It is waterproof1 to a depth of 15m, dustproof1, shockproof1 to 2.1m, crushproof1 up to 100kg, freezeproof1 to
-10°C, and features a dual-pane protective glass construction for excellent anti-fogging performance. A new attachable lens barrier (LB-T01) adds even more protection from scratches to the lens, the PT-059 underwater casing allows to capture images and movies of up to depths of 45 metres below the surface (both sold separately).
The renowned Olympus field sensor system makes it possible to record log data such as location, altitude/depth as well as air/water temperature while capturing still images or movies.
Impressive image quality delivered through an ultra-bright lens, high-speed sensor and Olympus’ latest image processor
Being equipped with a class-leading F22 zoom lens and a hi-speed back-lit CMOS image sensor that has superb high-sensitivity performance, the TG-6 allows its users to take fantastic photos and video. A new digital teleconverter doubles the zoom factor of the 4x optical zoom for a maximum of 8x zoom. Anti-reflective (AR) coating on the image sensor glass now reduces ghosts and flares while the TruePic VIII image processor from the OM-D E-M1X professional model helps to reduce noise levels and improves the resolution in low contrast areas. The option to capture RAW data enables TG-6 users versatile editing options with Olympus Workspace or other image editing software supporting TG-6 RAW files.
Unrivaled macro system for excellent close-up shooting capabilities up to 1 cm from the subject
For spectacular close-up shots, the Tough TG-6 has an advanced Variable Macro system that goes beyond the limits of what the human eye can see: boasting a closest focusing distance up to 1 cm from the end of the lens and a maximum shooting magnification of 7x3, the camera captures high-quality images of microscopic worlds. The macro system features four modes: Microscope, Microscope Control, Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking. In Focus Stacking mode, users can now set between 3 and 10 shots for more versatility and to fine tune settings for different subjects and more precision in the finished shot.
Full-featured underwater shooting modes and large line-up of accessories for system expansion
To expand the possibilities of underwater shooting even further, the Tough TG-6 is equipped with five underwater modes, including Underwater Wide, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Macro, Underwater Microscope, and Underwater HDR. Each mode switches to shooting settings optimized for different situations. The popular Underwater White Balance mode has been expanded to three options, providing appropriate color adjustment for deep water shooting. The new Fisheye Converter FCON-T02 for circular fisheye photography (sold separately) has been added to a versatile lineup of accessories to further expand shooting possibilities.
Availability & pricing, extended warranty and underwater tips & tricks at MyOlympus
The new Tough TG-6 will be available in red and black along with all new accessories (see below) from early July 2019 at a RRP4 of £449.99.
The great-value price includes a six-month warranty extension5 if new owners register their camera at www.my.olympus.eu.
Divers can find more information and tips & tricks on capturing pristine images with the Tough series below sea level in our Underwater Photography World at www.olympus.eu/underwater
An introductory promotion is available via Olympus UK to claim a free Adventure Kit worth £49.99, see https://www.olympus-imagespace...
New accessories for Tough system expansion
Tough cameras are the base for an expandable photography system with waterproof lenses, protective cases, and an underwater housing for deep dives. All the components are just as rugged as the cameras they were designed for.
With the TG-6, a number of new accessories were added to the line-up:
> PT-059 Underwater Case for capturing movies and stills worry-free at depths up to 45 metres. The camera control dial is operable when the camera is stored in the case for easy exposure compensation control underwater. Two external flash units for underwater photography (UFL-3) are compatible for multi-unit flash photography in a compact system.
> CSCH-127 Silicone Jacket protects the surface of the camera body from scratches. It also provides a solid grip on the camera when shooting during winter or water sports. LED Light Guide LG-1 and Flash Diffuser FD-1 can be attached to the camera without removing the silicone jacket.
> LB-T01 Lens Barrier for protecting the lens surface against dirt and scratches. The barrier is easily opened/closed by rotating the edge which ensures easy handling even when wearing gloves.
> FCON-T02 Fisheye Converter lens for an easy and fast switch between circular fisheye and diagonal fisheye photography. To attach this lens, the CLA-T01 Converter Adapter (sold separately) is required
> UC-92 Lithium Ion Battery Charger to fully charge the Tough camera battery LI-92B using an USB port in approx. 2.5 hours.
The new TG-6 stocks will be available in July, however to secure your camera you can pre-order at participating dealers. For all qualifying purchases to 19 August, Olympus is offering a free Adventure Kit worth £49.99 which will be shipped in August. To register for your Adventure Pack visit https://www.olympus-imagespace...
Terms and Conditions apply and are available via the above website.
For a complete list of Tough! TG-6 features and accessories, go to www.olympus.co.uk/tough
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at www.olympus.co.uk for the latest specifications.
1 Waterproof according to JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) (Olympus test conditions). Dustproof according to JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) (Olympus test conditions). Shockproof figures compliant with MIL-STD810F (Olympus test conditions). Freezeproof and crushproof according to Olympus test conditions.
2 At the wide-angle end of 25mm (35mm equivalent)
3 35mm equivalent
4 Recommended Retail Price
5 Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.