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8.5 out of 10

Olympus TG-1

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus TG-1

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Overall 2
2.0

Poorly made, broke the first time I used it!

Anne Schlueter, Amazon
14 August 2013
  • Summary: The very first time I used this lens it broke - water got in between the lens and the camera, pictures ruined. Not tough at all! Poorly made cheap plastic where it connects to the camera, do not buy this!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Audio too poor to function as a video camera

xiong_mao, CNET
5 May 2013
  • Summary: Would not recommend this camera, unimpressed and a waste of money.
  • Pros: Has different functions to change the image
  • Cons: - Slow, laggy at times, - Loud annoying clicking noise when recording, even worse when zooming in the record function, - VERY easy to damage/ scratch despite being 'tough'...
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Overall 2
2.0

"Audio too poor to function as a video camera"

xiong_mao, CNET
5 May 2013
  • Pros: Has different functions to change the image
  • Cons: - Slow, laggy at times - Loud annoying clicking noise when recording, even worse when zooming in the record function - VERY easy to damage/ scratch despite being 'tough'...
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Overall 2
2.0

"Don't buy this camera video has horrible ticking noise!"

diccarlson, CNET
25 March 2013
  • Pros: Takes nice pictures
  • Cons: Holy moley! You can't take video without a horrible ticking noise in the video. Trust me you can't fix it and Olympus won't take it back past the return date. The camera is not usable for video at all! They didn't even fix the TG 2.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this camera video has horrible ticking noise!

diccarlson, CNET
25 March 2013
  • Summary: Buy any other camera - you'll be better off.
  • Pros: Takes nice pictures
  • Cons: Holy moley! You can't take video without a horrible ticking noise in the video. Trust me you can't fix it and Olympus won't take it back past the return date. The camera is not usable for video at all! They didn't even fix the TG 2.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Photography Review
25 March 2013
  • Summary: Good camera, but don't expect anything from the video - horrible ticking noise.
  • Pros: Takes good photos
  • Cons: The video is wacked - horrible ticking noise! I thought I could adjust is out - not! Olympus says it's normal for the camera. It is the auto focus adjusting. Just stupid - the video is not useable at all. Olympus will not take it back.
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Overall 2
2.0

Exceptional for stills, but video has major problematic ticking sound

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 January 2013
  • Summary: So wanted to keep this camera. As of 2012, it appears to be the only waterproof camera with a bright lens that takes photos instantly. But the video is a terrible problem. It introduces a consistent and problematic ticking sound at the beginning of every video you take. I thought this might be an issue with just the unit that I had bought. I liked the camera so much (except for the video issue) that I returned the first unit, and then purchased another. Same problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

Works great...while it works...

Brian F. Hart, Amazon
6 December 2012
  • Summary: The first of these arrived DOA. I had Amazon send a replacement (yeah Amazon) and the second one worked for about 3 weeks before it went the same way - no response regardless of what you did. It appears to be a great camera but - twice in a row...I went to the Panasonic Lumix.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very unreliable product

Mark, Amazon
10 March 2013
  • Summary: I purchased two of these cameras for work use. 1 failed after one week as it refused to focus. The second failed after two months as it would not take pictures. I did not get chance to test the durability of the camera as they were supposed to be for field trips. Unfortunately first TG1 never made it on a field trip and the second was only used for one trip before it failed. As this is a 100% failure rate this is the last Olympus camera I will ever buy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Two words, almost useless

Martin Dion, Amazon
9 January 2013
  • Summary: I would have expect (at least) a hand-adjustable lens, instead, this one is a fix magnification multiplier which is great if you know you will always shoot something far away but almost useless in any other case, this is an action camera right, you are not suppose to change lens all the time or even between shots...
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