Summary: I just unpacked my TG-2 and was very disheartened to see multiple cables & cords. I bought the camera because it's highly rated for low light situations and is water/dust-proof and shock resistant. If it performs as advertised, I will be happy to upgrade my rating. But for now, I'm most unhappy with the rigmarole for charging the battery.
Summary: Was disappointed. The zoom is actually quite poor compared to my Pentex camera. One good point is that it does have faster shutter speed and more rapid photo taking ability for sports. If I had to buy again though, I would not.
Warning: This camera does not come with a separate battery charger!
Tony Fabris, Amazon
17 October 2013
Summary: This camera comes with a USB cable and a USB-powering wall puck. In other words, THE CAMERA IS THE CHARGER. This means that you must have the camera plugged into the wall in order to charge its battery. You cannot, for example, buy just a second battery and charge that battery independently while simultaneously using the camera with the first battery.
Summary: I would have not bought this camera had I known that videos taken can only be used with Olympus software. Will not load to my Adobe Premier, nor play with Windows Media Player. Cannot utilize videos to combine with my other sources to create DVD.
Summary: I bought this camera the first time and it broke. It just stopped working, I wasn't even rough with it, I used it in a couple of wet settings, but something made it fail. So I contacted Amazon, and their fantastic customer support, and they sent me another one. I like the camera, but I am so nervous about using it in a water situation, or dropping it, or even doing what it is advertised to do.
Summary: Length:: 0:05 Mins As far as pictures goes, I can't complain. Nice camera, waterproof, etc. A lot of fun. Takes good pictures, nice underwater, has some fun features. For the video though, the camera clicks. If you hold it up to your ear you can audibly hear it. The camera picks it up, so unless you are putting music or something over the video, it is unwatchable. I called Olympus, and there is nothing they can or are willing to do.
Summary: I really like this camera and am getting plenty of use out of it. Pictures are good. Though it is bigger than I expected it to be though. My biggest complaint is that this is supposed to be a Tough camera: Per Product specs: "Shockproof 7ft/2.1m The shockproof structure of the TG-2 iHS ensures that your investment is protected. Carefully sandwiched between two protective frames, the lens and camera unit remain unfazed by bumps, drops, falls and other impacts.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife. I chose this camera mostly because it is labeled as a tough camera that can take a beating. Since my wife is always throwing her camera in her purse, her cameras have historically taken a beating from all the shuffling around. We've had this camera now for several months and I have to say that it has held up quite well. I've used it underwater once and did not have any issues with it.
Summary: The camera itself is decent enough. However the accessories disappoint. First, the camera doesn't come with a battery charger, you have to charge it in the camera. There is an AC adapter to connect via USB to the camera and charge the battery that way, but most other brands include a standalone AC battery charger. The appropriate charger in this case is the $50 Olympus UC-90 USB Battery Charger, which is a USB connection to the battery - you still need the AC/USB device.
Summary: I am not a camera pro of any sort so this is the review of an average user. Pros: The photos are crisp and I love the supermacro feature. I have taken all sorts of fun closeups. There is no appreciable lag time when I press the button which is nice when trying to creep up on wildlife. The GPS feature will be super handy for our long hiking vacation coming up soon. The LCD screen is easy to see.