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    Olympus TG-2 iHS



    The Olympus TG-2 is a new rugged camera with a 12-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 25-100mm equivalent zoom lens with an f/2
    maximum aperture at the wide end. New to the TG-2 is a telemacro mode which, when combined with a subject distance of 1cm, effectively
    turns the camera into a digital microscope. Waterproof to a depth of 15 metres, shockproof to a height of 2.1m, freeze proof to -10C and
    crushproof to a force of 100kg, the Olympus TG-2 is FlashAir compatible fortransferring password-protected images to selected smartphones
    and social networks. Other highlights include GPS tracking, Full HD movie capture and video recording at up to 240 frames per second.

    Specifications
    Waterproof to 50ft (15M)
    Optional PT-053 underwater housing improves depth rating to 135ft (45M)
    Shockproof to 6.6ft (2M)
    Freezeproof to 14F
    Dustproof
    Crushproof up to 220 pounds
    12MP BSI CMOS image sensor
    4x optical zoom f2.0 lens
    25mm wide angle
    TruePix VI Image Processor
    Full HD Video Recording
    3.0-inch OLED display
    Low Light Mode
    Super Sport Mode
    HDR Backlight
    Shadow Adjustment Technology
    11 Magic Filters
    In-Body Super Macro Zoom
    Multi-Motion Movie IS
    Built-in Manometer
    GPS
    e-compass
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    Other Angles View

    Top View


    Back View



    What are inside the box?
    The box contains the camera, quick start manual, a details manual, DVD, hand-strap and power cable
    Last edited by megaweb; 11th March 2013 at 09:37 PM.
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    My Quick Review

    Pro
    - Fast Start-up (<1 sec)
    - Large aperture f2 allows me to take low lighting environment
    - Very close-up macro
    - Great quality of 12 megapixel
    - Lens is located at the center
    - Interesting 11 Magic Filters to play with, esp. the mirror reflection
    - Super wide angle 25mm is useful for landscape
    - GPS able to tell the location of the place
    - Built-in flash give accurate exposure for fill-in
    - Tough and Rugged, suitable for all kind of weather
    - Take up to 400 photos for 1 full charge of battery
    - Has aperture option to select f2 and f8

    Con
    - Slow shut down
    - No lens cap to cover the lens
    - No RAW
    - HDR only 3 megapixel
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    Some Sample Shots









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    Thank you for the review. I brought tg1 less then 6 months and tg2 came out.

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    Underwater Test





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    HDR Test

    #1 - no HDR


    #1 - with HDR



    #2 - no HDR


    #2 - with HDR
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    Quote Originally Posted by sachokphantom View Post
    Thank you for the review. I brought tg1 less then 6 months and tg2 came out.
    How do you find TG-1? I guess most camera vendors will launch new model within a year.
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    Hi Megaweb, would like to ask how is the aperture priority mode? Were you able to adjust the ISO & Ev compensation in this mode? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    How do you find TG-1? I guess most camera vendors will launch new model within a year.
    I got it TK Foto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Hi Megaweb, would like to ask how is the aperture priority mode? Were you able to adjust the ISO & Ev compensation in this mode? Thanks.
    yes you can adjust iso, ev, wb in aperture mode
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    Underwater Video Test

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    I got TG2 when it first launch about 2 mths ago image quality like mobile phone standard for a S$500+ cam image quality is disappointing but for a shock proof camera its very good, I sold off after a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    yes you can adjust iso, ev, wb in aperture mode
    Thank you. Can I also ask do you encounter any fogging issue when using the camera underwater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Thank you. Can I also ask do you encounter any fogging issue when using the camera underwater?
    No, I did not encounter any fogging issue. Is the water temperature cold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    No, I did not encounter any fogging issue. Is the water temperature cold?
    Thanks for the info. I read about it on Dpreview's of the camera recently saying that its the only "tough" camera that they had this issue during their test.

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