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Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 741 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and durability. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the optics and image stabilizer, while reviews about the energy efficiency and lens are different.

usability, performance, image quality, durability, portability

viewfinder, stabilizer , optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The portability and performance also get good feedback. The viewfinder and optics get critical comments. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

usability, performance, portability, durability, image quality

lens, shutter, optics, viewfinder

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The lens and durability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the price and usability. There are some negative views about the reliability.

image quality, durability, lens, portability, performance

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Grech (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS review

 

The Olympus Tough TG-2 is a solidly built camera that is worth a look if you take a lot of active vacations, but issues with water intrusion gives us pause.

We are torn. We recommended the TG-1, and we started off really loving the TG-2. Nice images and fast performance in a rugged point-and-shoot – or any point-and-shoot, for that matter – can be difficult to come by, but the TG-2 handles with aplomb....

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Olympus TG-2 iHS

 

Olympus, along with Pentax, is one of the pioneers of the underwater/rugged camera. Its first camera, the Stylus 720 SW, was introduced back in 2006, and the rest is history. Many, many generations of rugged cameras later, the Tough TG-1 iHS arrived,...

Olympus was one of the pioneers of 'rugged' cameras, and its latest flagship, the Tough TG-2 iHS, is one of its best. The TG-2 is able to take a beating, whether it's underwater (up to 15 meters), dropped (from to 2.1 meters), frozen (as cold as -10C),...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus makes its top Tough camera tougher

 

The new Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS is prepared to go down to 50 feet underwater.

Jun, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS

 

The Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS rugged camera is a very minor upgrade to the excellent TG-1. It comes in at a lower price and walks away with our Editors' Choice award.

Waterproof to 50 feet. Excellent high ISO performance. Fast f/2 lens. Snappy performance. Accepts filters and conversion lenses. GPS and digital compass. Macro LED light.

Lens could be sharper. In-camera battery charging. Lens movement is audible on video soundtrack.

Performance and Conclusions The TG-2 is fast. It starts and fires a shot in about 0.9-second, records a 0.1-second shutter lag, and can fire off full-resolution photos continuously at 5.3 frames per second. It's rated to keep going for 25 shots, but we...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus TG-2 iHS Review

 

Olympus's Stylus TG-2 is their new leader in the "tough" or "lifeproof" camera category. Sporting a 12-Megapixel CMOS and powerful processor, this camera will also perform as well just about any other compact digicam. Add its stylish and very...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof protect the camera ; Very Fast AF ; Excellent image quality ;...

No external battery charger to keep a spare ready ; Buffer on camera fills quickly ; Overwhelming noise at higher ISO settings ; Screen can be hard to see underwater ; Higher end price wise for a tough camera

Olympus's Stylus TG-2 is their new leader in the "tough" or "lifeproof" camera category. Sporting a 12-Megapixel CMOS and powerful processor, this camera will also perform as well just about any other compact digicam. Add its stylish and very...

Jul, 2013

Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Olympus Tough TG-2 Review

 

The new Olympus Tough TG-2 is one of the toughest cameras that Olympus have ever released. The 12 megapixel TG-2 is crushproof to a force of 100kg, waterproof to a depth of 15m, shockproof from heights of up to 2.1m, and freezeproof to -10°C. The...

The Olympus Tough TG-2 is a modest update of one of the most advanced “tough” cameras in the market. Its even more remarkable rugged credentials – waterproof to 15m, crushproof to 100kg, freezeproof to -10 °C and capable of withstanding drops from a...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Olympus TOUGH TG-2

 

The Olympus TOUGH TG-2 is an advanced waterproof compact with a 12 Megapixel sensor, 4x zoom lens with a bright f2-4.9 aperture and a 3 inch 610k dot OLED screen. There are optional lenses for telephoto and fish-eye shooting too which can even be...

Bright f2.0-4.9 stabilised zoom., Built-in GPS and manometer., Tap to control feature., Accessory lens attachments

Poor high ISO noise performance., No manual exposure settings., Can't take stills while video recording., No built-in Wifi

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Olympus TG-2

 

Last year's best adventure cam gets even better.

The Olympus TG-2 comes with its fair share of quirks and problems. Yet it's very hard to ignore the impressive image quality that this compact, affordable, durable camera is capable of.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2

 

Pentax WG-3, among waterproof cameras. It also uses a lower-resolution 12 MP sensor which is advantageous for low-light performance.

Bright F/2 Lens, Low noise until ISO 400, Nicely saturated colors, Balanced metering, Quick autofocus, Fast and responsive, Fine zoom steps, Good LCD visibility, Superb waterproof construction

General image softness, Limited use high-ISO, Below average AWB, Limited dynamic-range, Strong vignetting, Noticeable zoom lag, Slow lens on wide-end, No image parameters, Impossible to setup video framing

The Stylus Tough TG-2 is the toughest Olympus digital camera to date and sports the brightest lens available on a rugged model. This one is built for adventurous users who plan to take their cameras in tough conditions and do not want to worry much...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 review

 

One of three new rugged compacts on the market, alongside the Panasonic FT5 and Nikon AW110 , the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 has strong competition but brings some unique features of its own to the table. It's designed to withstand similar conditions,...

Lens in middle, far from fingers, Fast access to shooting modes, Extra lenses for creatively minded

Waterproof ring popped off underwater, Juddery zoom, Rivals offer superior stills and video

Mar, 2013

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