Olympus TG-6 Red Digital Compact Camera

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The Technical Details Behind This Camera

If you’re looking for a simple, budget and family-friendly camera, the Olympus TG-6 is the best bet. It is an everything-proof camera, which is perfect for outdoor adventures. Olympus has added a couple of new features to the TG-6, proving it to be a better version of its predecessor, the TG-5.

The camera is particularly child-friendly, thanks to its robust build and nearly unbreakable structure and design. Usually, the most delicate feature of the camera’s body is its screen, which will easily crack if you accidentally drop the camera. However, that’s not the case with the TG-6 – it would take a hammer to break its screen!

Top Three Reasons we Think you will Love This Camera
  • The TG-6 is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof as well. It has a secure structure that is essential to keep your camera safe from mishaps in outdoor shoots. It is also perfect for underwater shooting, courtesy of its waterproof-up-to-15m-feature.
  • The camera has impressive sensors and tracking abilities. With this, you can easily keep track of which photo was clicked at exactly what location. It comes with environmental sensors such as a GPS, altimeter, compass, accelerometer and a thermometer as well.
  • The camera features a ‘digital microscope’ mode that lets you zoom up to four times more. The minimum distance for such close-up shots is 0.4” (1 cm), making the camera well-suited for macro photography.

Shooting and Focusing Performance

The camera features the 12MP BSI CMOS sensor, which delivers a fast continuous shooting speed of 20fps. You also have the TruePic image processor, with which you can comfortably shoot across all lighting conditions, without distortion of imagery in any way. The powerful combination of the sensor and image processor offers just what we want – crystal-clear, sharp and bright image and video output.

Complimenting this combination is the versatile 4x optical zoom lens, which spans a 25-100mm equivalent focal range. The maximum aperture of f/2 further enhances your shooting capabilities in tricky lighting conditions.

Quality and Reliability

The lens of the camera is sealed with double-pane glass to prevent fogging and condensation. The build of the camera is sturdy, and it has an excellent grip. You can easily use the camera with gloves on, without any hassle. It has a large zoom lever, accessory lock button and convenient dial control. On an overall basis, the camera is compact but super strong with easily understandable and accessible features.

The TG-6 also flaunts a rear 3.0” 1.04m-dot LCD monitor, using which you can playback images as well as navigate through the menu. It is bright and clear, offering a stable view even when shooting in excess lighting conditions.

Our Experts Opinion

Everything about this camera screams adventure – right from its design, build and features. Without a doubt, it is the best companion for all your adventure expeditions. If you’re looking to introduce your child to photography, this is the perfect camera to start with. In this price range, you couldn’t get a better deal than the Olympus TG-6 Red Digital Compact Camera.

Sample Images

Megapixel12 Megapixels
Video Type4K Video Recording
SensitivityAUTO ISO: 100 - 1600 with customisable upper limit from 100 to 12800 Manual ISO: 100 - 12800 (1/3 EV step)
SensorCMOS Sensor
Shutter Speed 1/2 to 1/2000 sec. (Night Scene, A mode: up to 4 sec.)
Zoom4.5mm -18.0mm (25mm - 100mm)
Frames Per Second ShootingRAW: Max. 14 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
FlashTTL Auto, Manual
Lensf/2.0 (wide-end) to f/4.9 (tele-end)
Screen Size3.0-inch colour LCD
PowerLI-92B Li-ion battery
DimensionsW: 113 mm H: 66 mm D: 32.4mm