Olympus Tough TG-6 12 MP Waterproof Camera

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Perfect for Underwater Shooting with Tough Performance and Macro Functions

The Olympus expands rugged and underwater shooting capabilities with the new Olympus Tough TG-6, a compact digital camera with reliable Tough performance for shooting anytime and anywhere. With 12 MP, the Olympus Tough TG-6 12 MP Dive Camera brings a sensor that performs better in low-light situations. Wrapped in a dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, body, this is the camera to take underwater with peace-of-mind and come back with breathtaking shots.

Enjoy capturing fast, hard to capture subjects in video or picture, with brilliant color and stunning detail even underwater, thanks to its blazingly fast, wide-angle f/2.01 lens, back-lit high-speed CMOS sensor, and powerful TruePicTM VIII image processor. The Tough TG-6 is waterproof to a depth of 50 feet (15m)2, dustproof3, shockproof to 7 feet (2.4m), crushproof to 100 kgf5, freezeproof to 14oF (-10°C)6, and features a dual-pane protective glass construction for superb anti-fogging performance. Its Variable Macro System goes beyond the limits of the eye with ultra-close-up shooting up to 1cm from the front of the lens7, allowing you to get up and close to your subject for a crisp, detailed shot. Full-featured underwater shooting modes and a new fisheye converter lens that supports circular fisheye photography are available for the Tough TG-6, along with a full lineup of other accessories for expanded shooting possibilities, making this truly the strongest field camera available.

Tough Performance for Shooting Anytime

Take your camera as deep as 50 feet without a housing thanks to the sealing throughout the entire camera body and double-lock construction on the camera battery cover for underwater shooting and excellent dustproof capabilities for use in dirty and dusty locations. Its floating construction protects the inside of the camera, clearing drop tests up to seven feet, and the reinforced body withstands loads up to 100 kgf. The Olympus Tough TG-6 is also freezeproof down to 14oF, and the nitrogen-filled, hermetically sealed dual-pane protective glass construction prevents condensation and fogging for reliable shooting even in locations with severe temperature fluctuations.

Dive Deep Into Underwater Photography

To expand the possibilities of underwater shooting even further, the Tough TG-6 is equipped with five underwater shooting modes optimized for various situations, allowing the user to capture sharp, colorful underwater photos at all depths: Underwater snap, Underwater wide, Underwater macro, Underwater microscope, Underwater HDR. The popular Underwater White Balance mode now offers three options, providing appropriate color adjustment for deepwater shooting, making it easier than ever to shoot sharp, colorful underwater photos and videos.

High-Quality Images

If you're looking to shoot fast-moving subjects, the Olympus Tough TG-6 is the camera for that. Equipped with a high resolution, high-speed f/2.0 zoom lens and a high- speed back-lit CMOS image sensor, offering excellent high-sensitivity performance and allowing you to capture bright, richly detailed images in low-light settings. Anti-reflective (AR) coating incorporated in the image sensor’s sealing glass minimizes ghosting and flares. The TruePicTM VIII image processor reduces noise levels and improves resolution in low contrast areas.

Variable Macro System

Conquer macro photography and creatively capture intricate detail using any of the four shooting modes, opening a new world of macro shooting. This close-up shooting performance allows high-quality image capture of the microscopic world that the human eye cannot see. The closest focusing distance of 1cm is possible for close-up shots even in Program and Aperture modes for more flexible photography.

Microscope Mode

With Microscope Mode, users can capture high-quality, detailed images of tiny subjects that are difficult to see with the naked eye, such as the details on the antennae of lobsters, on corals and tiny underwater creates. A maximum shooting magnification of 7x8 is possible when the optical zoom is set to the telephoto end and the subject is 1 cm away from the front of the lens, delivering magnified shots similar to using a microscope. The Microscope Mode gives you easy access to control your microscope lenses. Switch display magnification ratios with the press of a single button similar to switching microscope objective lenses for observing and photographing subjects at 1x, 2x, and 4x. When the subject is 1 cm from the front of the lens while using this mode, the image on the rear LCD monitor can zoom in up to 44.4x.

Focus Stacking Mode

Capture multiple shots while automatically shifting the focus from the foreground to the background with the Focus Stacking Mode. Only the areas in focus are extracted and merged, resulting in a full pixel photo with a deep depth of focus. This is particularly effective for macro shooting when shots have a shallow depth of field and a narrow range of focus. Between 3 and 10 shots can be set on the Tough TG-6 so users can fine-tune settings for different subjects and precision in their finished image.

Focus Bracketing Mode

With a single shot, this function captures up to 30 images while shifting the focus from the foreground to the background. Three levels of focal shift and number of shots can be selected to perfectly match the subject and shooting conditions. This feature is convenient for instantly setting the focal position when shooting flower petals or the wings of insects, etc.

Advanced Video Functions

The Olympus Tough TG-6 is equipped with Ultra HD 4K Movie, ideal for recording beautiful scenery in amazing detail. Full HD 120fps High-Speed Movie is also included to capture high-quality split-second moments with playback in stunning slow motion.

Field Sensor System

The Olympus Tough TG-6 is equipped with a Field Sensor System, using tracking information obtained from various sensors in the camera to record data, including the GPS11, manometer, temperature sensor, and compass. Data can then be synced to photos and video and viewed in the free Olympus Image Track (OI.Track) smartphone app. Simply press the INFO button, even when the camera is off, to display data.

Pro Capture Mode

Never miss a shot! Pro Capture Mode shoots sequentially at 10 frames-per-second (fps) for 0.5 seconds before the shutter button is pressed fully, making it perfect for capturing shots where timing may be difficult, such as an insect in flight or a drop of liquid splashing.

High Definition LCD monitor

The new rear LCD monitor now features a 1.04 million-pixel high-definition resolution for improved visibility. The brightness and color saturation are optimally tuned for use outdoors.

Date Imprint

It is now possible to embed the date and time of capture into still images for convenience and reference later. Users can turn this feature on and off to best fit their needs.

 

  • Ideal for shooting anywhere, anytime, under any conditions
  • Tough and high-quality camera for underwater photography and videography
  • Sensor Effective Resolution / Type: 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS
  • Processor: TruePic™ VIII
  • Focusing System: CMOS Contrast Detection (with AF Illuminator)
  • Waterproof 50ft (15m) - IPX8, Shockproof 7ft (2.1m), Crushproof 220lbf (100kgf), Freezeproof 14°F (-10°C), Dustproof IP6X
  • Rear Monitor 1,040k-dot, 3.0" LCD Monitor
  • Video: 4K 30p, 4K Timelapse Video, FHD 120fps High Speed Video
  • Sequential Shooting Speed20fps [H] mode 5fps [L] mode
  • Pro Capture: approx 10 fps
  • Special FeaturesBright F2.0 Lens
  • Pro Capture
  • In-camera Focus Stacking
  • Microscope Modes
  • Selectable Underwater White Balance Modes
  • Action Track Sensor System and Date Imprint
  • RAW data can be recorded and then edited in post-production using the Olympus Workspace image editing software


  • Five Underwater Modes

  • Underwater Wide: Optimized for shooting in dim underwater conditions and capable of shooting in deeper water
  • Underwater Snapshot: Records subjects using the natural lighting in pools and other shallow water for natural-looking photos
  • Underwater Macro: Perfect for close-up shots of small subjects such as little fish
  • Underwater Microscope: Captures even smaller subjects up to 1 cm from the front of the lens
  • Underwater HDR: Dramatically recreates the scene without losing details in dark areas

Three Underwater White Balance Modes

  • Underwater Shallow: Recommended for use in water depths up to approximately 10 feet deep to improve the red tones that tend to occur in shallow water
  • Underwater Mid-Range: Optimally tunes the color for general use in water from 10-50 feet deep
  • Underwater Deep: For use with the new Underwater Case PT-059 (sold separately) in water deeper than 50 feet, particularly for improving the blue tones in photos

In the box
  • Body, USB cable, Hand Strap, Instruction Manual, Warranty Card, LI-92B Li-ion Battery, F-5AC Li-ion Battery Charger  




    Olympus Underwater Housing, PT-059

    Designed exclusively for the Tough TG-6, this case can function down to a depth of 148 feet. The camera control dial is operable even 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.


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    Product SKU TG6
    Brand Olympus
    Eligible for Free Shipping Yes
    Rechargeable Battery No

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