Olympus TG-6 Review

August 5, 2019 | Amy Davies |

Olympus TG-6 Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    12 Megapixels

  • Filter array

    Primary colour filter (RGB)

  • Full resolution

    12.7 Megapixels

  • Type

    1/2.33'' 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

    3

  • Maximum aperture

    2.0 - 4.9

  • Filter diamater

    40.5mm

Monitor

  • Monitor type

    LCD

  • Monitor size

    7.6cm / 3'' (3:2)

  • Resolution

    1040K dots

  • Brightness adjustment

    +/- 7 levels

  • Live View

    Yes

Focusing System

  • Method

    TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection

  • Modes

    • Single AF
    • Face Detection AF
    • Spot
    • AREA
    • AF Tracking
    • Manual focus
  • 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

  • Focus peaking

  • Colour selection

    White, black, red, yellow

  • Focus Bracketing Mode

  • Number of images

    10 / 20 / 30 shots

  • Step size

    3 levels

  • Focus Stacking Mode

  • Technology

    Available

  • Angle of view becomes slightly smaller

Light Metering

  • Histogram in shooting mode

    Yes

  • Modes

    • ESP light metering
    • Spot metering

Exposure System

  • Shutter speed

    1/2 - 1/2000s / < 4s (Night scene / A mode)

  • Exposure compensation

    +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps

  • Enhancement function

    Mechanical Image Stabiliser (Sensor shift)

  • Advanced Face Detection Technology

  • Shadow Adjustment Technology

  • Modes

    • i-Auto
    • Programme automatic
    • Aperture priority
    • Custom shooting
    • Underwater
    • Microscope
    • Scene Modes
    • Art Filter
    • Movie

Scene Modes

  • Number of scene modes

    16

  • Modes

    • Portrait
    • e-Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Landscape with Portrait
    • Hand-held Starlight
    • Night Scene
    • Night Scene with portrait
    • Children
    • Sports
    • Candle
    • Sunset
    • Fireworks
    • Beach and Snow
    • Panorama
    • Live Composite
    • Backlight HDR

Art Filter

  • Modes

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Light Tone
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Cross Process
    • Gentle Sepia
    • Dramatic Tone
    • Key Line
    • Water colour
    • Vintage
    • Partial Colour*
    • Bleach Bypass
    • Instant Film

Sensitivity

  • Auto

    AUTO

  • Manual

    ISO 100 - 12800

White Balance

  • AUTO WB system

    Yes

  • Preset values

    6

  • Underwater WB presets

    3

  • One-touch white balance

    4 custom settings can be registered

  • Custom WB

    1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)

Internal Flash

  • Modes

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

    0.2 - 7.9m (ISO 1600)

  • Working range (tele)

    0.2 - 3.1m (ISO 1600)

  • Flash compensation

    Yes

Wireless Flash Control

  • Control method

    Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)

  • Commander flash:

  • Compatible external flash

    FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-700WR, FL-900R

  • Number of channels

    1 channels

  • Group setting

    1 groups

Sequence Shooting

  • Speed (H)

    Approx. 20fps

  • Max. number of frames: RAW 14 / JPG (LN): Up to card capacity

  • Speed (L)

    5fps

  • Max. number of frames: RAW 40 / JPG (LN): Up to card capacity

  • Pro Capture mode

  • Speed (H)

    10fps

  • Pre-shutter Frames

    5 frames

  • Interval shooting

    Yes

Still Image Recording

  • DCF

    Yes

  • EXIF

    2.3

  • PIM

    III

  • DPOF

    Yes

Image Processing

  • Pixel mapping

    Yes

  • Noise reduction

    Yes

  • Engine

    TruePic VIII

  • Distortion compensation

    Yes

  • Shading compensation

    Yes

View Images

  • Modes

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

    5 x 4 frames

  • Zoom

    Yes; 1.1 - 14x

  • Auto rotation

    Yes

  • Image protect mode

    Yes

  • Histogram in playback mode

    Yes

Image Editing

  • Editing functions

    • RAW data edit
    • Gradation auto
    • Monochrome
    • Sepia
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Correction of saturation
    • Resize
    • Trimming
    • Aspect ratio
    • e-Portrait
    • Image Overlay
    • Voice Appendage

Movie Recording System

  • Recording format

    MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)

  • Image Stabilisation Mode

    Digital Image Stabilisation

  • 4K Movie quality

    3840 x 2160 (4k) / 30p, 25p (approx. 102Mbps)

  • Recording time: 29min.

  • HD Movie quality

    1080P Recording time: 29min.

  • 720P Recording time: 29min.

  • Speed Class 10 SD card is recommended for shooting movies. UHS-I Speed Class 3 SD card must be used for 4K video and high speed movie.

Movie Specialties

  • High-Speed Recording

    640 x 360 (SD) / 480fps

  • 720P / 240fps

  • 1080P / 120fps

  • Max. recording time: 20s

  • Time lapse

    720p (AVI Motion JPEG®)

  • Art Filter

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Light Tone
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Cross Process
    • Gentle Sepia
    • Dramatic Tone
    • Key Line
    • Water colour
    • Vintage
    • Partial Colour*
    • Bleach Bypass
    • Instant Film
  • Not available for 4K and High Speed movies

  • Frame rate may drop when using certain art filter

View Movie

  • Modes

    • Frame by frame
    • Fast forward
    • Reverse playback

Movie Editing

  • Trimming

    Yes

  • In-movie image extraction

    Yes (4K only)

Sound Recording System

  • Voice Playback

    Yes

  • Sound recording

    Yes; PCM

  • Internal microphone

    Stereo

  • Image footage

    4s

  • Speaker

    Yes

Memory

  • Removable Media

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

  • Eye-Fi Card compatible

    Yes

Image Size

  • RAW

    Yes

  • Resolution

    4000 x 3000 - 640 x 480

  • Aspect ratio

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

Menu

  • Menu languages in camera

    39

Tough Features

  • Shock resistant

    2.1m (dropping from height)

  • Waterproof

    15m (water pressure equivalent to depth) **

  • Anti-fog

    Dual pane glass

  • Freezeproof

    ‑10°C

  • Crushproof

    100kg

  • Dustproof

    Yes ****

  • * Equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions)

  • ** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8

  • *** According to Olympus test conditions

  • **** According to IEC standard publication 529 IPX6

Other Features

  • GPS

    Yes

  • GPS info function: Via smartphone GPS data

  • Wireless control

    Via OI. Share app

  • Electronic compass

    Yes

  • Manometer

    Yes

  • Thermometer

    Yes

  • Level Gauge

    Yes

  • SNS upload

    Yes

  • Perfect Shot Preview

    Yes

  • Panorama function

    In‑Camera Panorama

  • Self timer

    Delay: 2 / 12s / Custom

  • Menu guide

    Yes

  • LED Illuminator

    Yes

  • Date imprint

    Yes

Customisation Options

  • My Mode

    2 settings storable

Power Supply

  • Battery

    LI-92B Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Internal Charging

    Yes

Interface

  • HDMI™

    Yes; Micro connector (Type D) *

  • Wireless connectivity

    WiFi

  • DC input

    Yes

  • Combined A/V & USB output

    Yes

  • USB 2.0 High Speed

    Yes

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

Dimensions

  • Width

    113mm

  • Height

    66mm

  • Depth

    32.4mm

  • (without protrusions)

  • Weight

    253g (including battery and memory card)