Summary: I bought thus camera for the indestructible part and the advertised ability to take low light pictures but I have compromised photo quality as a result. I have a little canon that I have been using forever that takes perfectly crisp photos every time, but sometimes integer flash would go off when it shouldn't making the lighting appear strange. So I bought this one.
Summary: In summary, I’m disappointed with my Olympus TG-2. Bought the camera for a vacation trip. Tested it in a pool before going and worked great; no leaks, no problems. After 3 days on vacation the camera failed. Wouldn’t take pictures. The doors didn’t leak. It just wouldn’t turn on to take pictures. I could get the GPS tracking to work and used it for that the rest of the trip. During the first 3 days I went snorkeling once or twice a day to depths of about 10 feet.
No view Finder makes extreme weather conditions imposible to photograph.
29 April 2013
Summary: I bought this camera over a year ago. I use it to photograph sports action in Alaska. When the sun is bright or it is raining I can't see a scene, I am lucky to find the horizon. I end up just shooting many shots and hoping to get one good one. Everything else about this camera is perfect. Why no view finder? I have to take my OM2 on rides, which I can't shoot with while driving my atv.
Summary: Quality of underwater pictures is excellent. Its better than the Panasonic Lumix I had purchased a few months earlier which was not bad either. Both cameras work well under water but the Olympus TG-2 pictures are brighter. The video was excellent as well. But there is a major issue with this camera. While taking video if you zoom in/out, the camera records a loud buzzing sound as if the gears are turning.
Excellent photos, average video, supermacro can destroy autofocus
John H., olympusamerica.com
28 March 2013
Summary: The camera worked great when I first got it and I was very pleased with the photos it took (better than any other PnS rugged camera out there). The video is 'okay', but I knew that going in based on reviews (and also the noise & focus issues), but I did not get this camera for shooting video. Then I started playing with the supermacro mode. It was really cool and opened up a whole new world to me.
Summary: As others have commented there is a very annoying noise when recording video. I knew this when buying the camera thinking that it couldn't possibly be that bad. Well, I was wrong. The noise is horrible and overpowers anything you are video recording. It is so bad I honestly don't know why Olympus would ship this half baked product, especially considering that it sounds like the previous years model had the same issue.
Nice design, great features, TOO MUCH NOISE REDUCTION processing
Ken G., olympusamerica.com
17 March 2013
Summary: I bought this camera to use while snorkeling, kayaking, fly fishing, and hiking. It certainly seems tough enough to handle all of that. I like the physical design of the camera. It has a fast 2.0 aperture when shooting at the wide-angle end of the zoom. What I found to be a major issue is the amount of noise reduction Olympus applies to the images - the fine details come out looking like an impressionist painting. Too smoothed out, smeared.
Summary: I have read many review and so one about waterproof camers - before I bought TG2. I spent 215p and what a got? My SGS4 takes probably better pictures than TG2 !!! I have tested this camera with diffrent settings and aperatures. Almost all pictures are not sharp !! Almost all pictures are overexposed - or each white. I have SLR camera and proper photograhpic bakground. This camera is just really bad.
Summary: Very frustrated, everything looks brilliant in this camera it just didn't work properly. not sure if it is a general issue with the camera or the one I got as this is exactly the type of camera and features I wanted..
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