Olympus TG-2 Waterproof Camera, HD 1080p, 12MP, 4x Optical Zoom, GPS, 3.2” OLED

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Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof - the Olympus TG-2 is virtually indestructible. You can rely on incredible image quality for all your photos and Full HD movies. A 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor combination delivers more power for enhanced features. High-speed movie recording lets you play back fast-action footage in super-slow motion with detail you can’t normally see with the naked eye.

When you’re enjoying the outdoors; the GPS and e.compass records where you took your pictures and FlashAir card compatibility means you can easily share images wirelessly on social media via your smartphone (card available separately).

Key benefits:

  • As well as being extremely rugged with a metal body and shock-absorbing system, it also takes fantastic quality images. That’s thanks to its iHS technologies, which harness the power of the 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and the TruePic VI image processor.
  • Capture the tiniest things in life in extreme close-up with the TG-2’s Microscope Mode. Get as close as 1cm to your subject and use a focal length of 200mm for 14x magnification.
  • However fast the action: Advanced iHS capture it all with the high-speed sequential shooting of 60fps and high-powered processing. You can also make high-speed movies at 120fps (640x480) or even 240fps (320x240) with slow-motion playback revealing movements too fast for the human eye.
  • This tough camera lets you start specialising in those areas of photography that most interest you with a range of quick-to-attach accessories, like a tele lens converter and fisheye lens converter.
  • Built-in GPS and electronic compass. The TG-2 is equipped to save your location as data with every shot you take, and even records your route when you’re not shooting.
  • Get the full range from wide to close-up with the 4x wide optical zoom lens (25-100mm full-frame equivalent) - giving you precision and flexibility in all conditions.
  • Make smooth and beautifully sharp movies, even on the move: with a multi-motion function for stabilising out images shot in 1080p resolution.
  • Forget shakes and jiggles. Get sharp shots every time with the help of Dual IS using CMOS-shift image stabilisation and high-sensitivity shooting for reduced blur - even with fast-moving shots.
  • Made from Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED), this 3.2-inch display lets you enjoy better contrast, colours and brightness.
  • Face detection automatically puts faces in focus and adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed. Available for photos and videos, it can detect up to eight faces.
  • The TAP Control Menu allows the camera to be controlled through taps on the casing, and also enables scrolling by tilting the camera body - perfect for gloved hands.
  • Includes battery, hand strap, USB cable, Olympus Viewer software and AC adapter.
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 350 shots per charge
Camera Type
Digital Compact
USB 2.0, Micro HDMI
H66.5 x W111.5 x D29.1mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer


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Olympus TG-2 Waterproof Camera, HD 1080p, 12MP, 4x Optical Zoom, GPS, 3.2” OLED 2 5 1 1
Good photos, bad videos We bought this rough camera mainly as a camcorder and also as a back-up camera, that we could bring anywhere. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to check how sturdy it was, as it failed a simple video test. There was simply too much noise coming from the camera to be able to hear anything from the scene filmed. It seems that the noises picked up by the microphones were coming from the image stabilisation (which you can turn off) and the tracking autofocus (which you can also turn off but shouldn't, really, as everything will quickly become blurry if you move the camera, as expected). Also, there is additional noise from the zoom (in or out) which is simply terrible. This is a shame, as the camera seems otherwise well built and the photos are of good quality for such a small camera. I don't know if our camera was faulty (I've seen a few reviews on-line reporting this kind of trouble), but as we needed a working camera quickly, I just returned it and got another brand, which turns out to be much better at filming (so it is possible). One-off fault or not, this camera should never have reached the market as it is not fit for purpose (unless you shoot silent movies...); I'm not impressed by Olympus on this occasion. Excellent JL customer service, though. 09 December 2013
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