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Olympus-tg-2.33886785
8.5 out of 10

Olympus TG-2

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus TG-2

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Overall 2
2.0

Do not believe the high reviews of this junk camera

Sherry G, Amazon
31 March 2014
  • Summary: I did, I succumbed to the online reviews stating this was the best way to go with a compact underwater camera. My boyfriend, who is a professional photographer, told me I would regret buying it. He was so opposed to me buying an Olympus he threatened to leave me if I bought it (joking of course). He told me that Olympus compacts cameras always have issues. So i completely ignored him and bought it anyway.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not waterproof!

dantoncito, Amazon
6 January 2014
  • Summary: Camera takes good pictures but it leaks water to inside the camera so lens gets foggy. Battery life is good. Underwater pics are fair. Camera is overprice.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed on first use in ocean

Pyogenes, Amazon
6 November 2013
  • Summary: Died on first use in the ocean during my honeymoon (Fortunately, I had the foresight to bring multiple camera but only one waterproof one). As far as I can tell, the water leaked in through the mode dial. Some really fine sand made it's way in there (I could here grinding) and probably breached the seal. The battery/SD card compartment was bone dry when I checked.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible Camera - Not worth the money

Kateson, Amazon
2 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this camera back in March when it first came out. I was looking for a durable underwater camera. Since March I have used it a handful of times and I am not impressed. I understand that when you choose an underwater camera you lose some quality. However, it takes horrible pictures whether you are underwater or not. Half of the time I haven't been able to use the camera because all it does is beep several times and shut off.
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Overall 2
2.0

Rugged Fail

TimRobinsin, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: I have been shooting with a Nikon AW100 for the last 2 years. Recently the AW100 was damaged and went in for repair. In the meantime I wanted to try something else. I picked up the TG-2 in time for a fishing trip to michigan. Right out of the gate I noticed the pictures were not as sharp and while the camera shoots faster than the Nikon the images were useless. I was further disappointed with the TG-2 when it fell out of my waders while I was taking them off.
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Overall 2
2.0

wrong charger plug, camera dead

Longshadow, Amazon
16 October 2013
  • Summary: The "Tough" little Olympus TG-2 iHS is pretty to look at, but it sits dead in front of me. Amazon's Pavillion Electronics sent a charger cable with a European style 3-pronged plug, instead of a standard 2-pronged plug. I live in Oregon, so someone at Pavillion goofed. You'd think that Amazon Customer Service would have quickly and easily ordered the right cable and have it shipped to me overnight (I need the camera as I type this).
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Overall 2
2.0

Camera topped working 30 mins into beach trip.

Timothy Rogers, Amazon
23 September 2013
  • Summary: 30 minutes into a family beach trip at Destin, Fl the camera stopped working. It will not do anything and it has not gone underwater. We are just outside our amazon return window so we are stuck contacting olympus. regardless of warranty service we will have no pictures from this trip.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great camera unless you take it into the water!

Wal92tt, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: We used this camera for 12 days and we we're very satisfied with the quality of the pictures. The Dynamic mode makes great shots! Unfortunately, once we used it in the water, after about 15 minutes in the water, air bubbles came out of the shutter button. The camera was garbage after this. Apparently water had somehow gotten into the camera and it would not work again. Everything was completely sealed which is why this surprised us.
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Overall 2
2.0

After 32 days of use - Noticed major defect - broken.

Ivar J Kljavin / MS-50, Amazon
20 July 2013
  • Summary: A nice gift - but unfortunately, after 32 days - a loud fast clicking noise can be heard coming from the camera audible to the human ear and thus recorded on any video taken. Missed the 30 days return with Amazon :(. Most likely this camera out of 1000's has a defect - otherwise a good camera I think.
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Overall 2
2.0

From a professional photographer: Avoid this camera

Brendan Bullock "bullockphoto", Amazon
15 July 2013
  • Summary: I make my living as a photographer and use the highest-end gear on a daily basis. I have wanted a waterproof camera for years, and so I decided to start reading reviews online... Many of them pointed to the Tough TG-2 as a 'best-in-class' point and shoot. I have never liked Olympus' products, so I was a bit leery, but after such across-the-board high marks, I decided to give it a shot.
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