Olympus TG-Tracker Review

September 5, 2016 | Gavin Stoker |


Offering ruggedness and resilience a-plenty – but not bulk – the 8 megapixel stills shooting Olympus TG-Tracker offers convenience and portability. Ironically, because it is so small, a UK price tag of just under £300 may at first appear a little steep, in terms of return for investment; but then again this is something of a marvel of miniature engineering that can square up to alternatives from the likes of GoPro and Tom Tom in the action camera market sector. Whilst we don’t feel that it is quite a GoPro killer just yet, it certainly feels more refined in terms of styling and handling to us, and of course Olympus has had many, many years of practice at this.

If there is one thing that this camera has got going for it, for anyone seeking a jack-of-all-trades action camera, it’s the TG-Tracker’s size – or rather lack of it. It just as ably sits in the pocket of your beach shorts as the palm of your hand. Ultimately it’s probably best viewed as something to have fun with, rather than as a replacement for any non-protected cine or stills camera. The images are best viewed as keepsakes you wouldn’t have otherwise have got, rather than as potentially something to print out and hang on the wall. Buy with that in mind and you and the family will have fun, and won’t be disappointed.

3.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 3.5
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 3.5