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TG-3

SKU# V104140RU000-410-base

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  • 16 MP

    BSI CMOS
    SENSOR

  • F2.0

    HIGH
    SPEED LENS

  • 50ft

    15m
    WATERPROOF

  • Wi-Fi

    WIRELESS
    CONTROL

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Overview

SHOOT AND SHARE FROM ANYWHERE

Tough TG-3

TOUGH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING


Strength and sophistication – two words that define the TG-3. This ultra-rugged camera’s super-bright f2.0 lens delivers superb image quality in the harshest conditions. Features like WiFi (remote camera operation, easy file sharing), time-interval shooting (similar to popular action cams), time-lapse movie (sunsets! starscapes!) and advanced GPS make the TG-3 Olympus’s most versatile outdoor camera ever.

EXPLORE FEATURES

BUILT FOR THE LONG HAUL


Do friends sometimes doubt your stories about extreme adventures? They’ll believe you when they see the incredible images and videos you bring back with your TG-3 (or that you share instantly with built-in Wifi!). Its lifeproof construction takes whatever you can dish out – submersible to 15m/50 feet; functional in conditions as cold as -10°C/14°F; impact-resistant to 2.1m/7 feet; and crushproof to 100kgf/220 pounds of pressure.

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ACCESSORIZE YOUR TG-3


The TG-3 is unique among outdoor cameras for its many accessories. Waterproof lens options include a fisheye converter that captures gorgeous wide-angle shots – even underwater – and a tele converter that increases zoom capability from 4x to nearly 7x. Also available are a new LED Light Guide for macro photography and colorful float straps, an underwater housing and sturdy cases.
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The Fast and the Curious


Quick start-up and fast autofocus – courtesy of Olympus iHS and FAST AF technology – ensure you’re always ready to shoot. The TG-3 dials up the shutter speed for blur-free action images, thanks to its ultra-bright high-speed f2.0 lens. You can also reduce the ISO to shoot crisp, detailed images with minimal noise in low light, or use the Aperture priority mode to expand the focus range of the background.

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Connect with Your Smart Devices


The TG-3’s built-in WiFi and the free Olympus Image Share app turn your smart device into a remote extension of your camera. You can operate the zoom, adjust settings and AF points, and trip the shutter. You can geotag photos and share files with the world. And you can apply custom signatures and stamps to your work.

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More Ways to Capture the Action


Mount the TG-3 on your bike, kayak or surfboard. Set up Interval Shooting – camera start-up time and intervals between shots (both from 1 second to 24 hours). Snap up to 99 frames. Compile the images automatically into a time-lapse movie lasting up to 10 seconds (720p at 10 fps). Enjoy the oohs and aahs of your friends.

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GET BACK ON THE BEATEN PATH


If you venture a little too far off the beaten path, your TG-3 can help. Its next-generation GPS accurately locates your position within 10 seconds. Landmark information can be displayed and recorded with every shot. The built-in e.Compass offers information on direction, latitude and longitude as well as elevation and water depth...in case you push the limits to the extreme. Pair the TG-3 with the OLYMPUS Image Track (OI.Track) smartphone app so you can transfer GPS logs and pictures from your camera to your smartphone.

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JOURNEY TO WORLDS WITHIN


The TG-3 offers four macro modes: Microscope, Microscope Control (maximum 44.5x magnification from 1cm), Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking (multiple images are taken from foreground to background, and the areas in focus are automatically merged into one perfect shot). Add the new LED light guide and you’ve got a complete portable macro set-up.

 
 
specs

BUILT FOR THE LONG HAUL

Waterproof

Down to 50 ft / 15 m

Crushproof

Up to 220 lbf / 100 kgf

Shockproof

Up to 7 ft / 2.1m

Freezeproof

Down to 14°F / -10°C

Dustproof

Yes

THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS

Lens Aperture Range

Wide: f2.0, f2.8, f8.0

 

Tele: f4.9, f6.3, f18.0

Zoom

4x Optical Zoom + 2x Super Resolution Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom

Focal Length

4.5 - 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 25 - 100mm)

Focus Range/Working Distance

Wide/Tele: 3.9in/10cm to infinity;

 

Super Macro Mode: 0.4 in / 1 cm to infinity, focal length 30-100mm(equiv)

Image Sensor

16 Megapixel – BSI CMOS 1/2.3”

Image Stabilization

Sensor-shift

Image Processor

TruePic VII

iHS (Intelligent High-Speed/High-Sensitivity) Equipped

Yes

 

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, AUTO, HIGH

White Balance

Auto, One-touch, Cloudy, Sunny, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Underwater

Shutter Speed

1/2 - 1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 sec)

Continuous Shooting

5fps / 100 images (16M); 15fps / 100 images (3M); 60fps / 100 images (3M)

Focus Mode

Face Detection AF, AF Tracking, AF Lock

AF Illuminator

Built-in AF Illuminator

Flash Modes

Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off, LED

CONNECT WITH YOUR SMART DEVICES

Wi-Fi Connectivity

The built-in Wireless LAN and free Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app enable you to:

 

1) Easily share files (JPEG/MOV) to iOS and Android mobile devices,

 

2) Geotag photos with GPS location information from iOS and Android mobile devices,

 

3) Remotely operate the zoom, activate the self-timer, adjust white balance and exposure (ISO, shutter speed, aperture), select the shooting and drive modes, select the AF area, and trip the shutter, all from an iOS and Android mobile device.

 

4) Apply custom signatures and Art Filters to photos taken and stamps to Photo Story photos.

GET BACK ON THE BEATEN PATH

GPS & Electronic Compass

GPS: Quickly locates position within 10 seconds and is more accurate than ever.

 

Location and landmark information can be viewed and geotagged to photos.

 

Electronic Compass: Displays information such as:

 

1) Latitude and longitude, 2) Atmospheric and water pressure, 3) Altitude and water depth, and 4) Date and time.

MORE WAYS TO CAPTURE THE ACTION / JOURNEY TO WORLDS WITHIN

Self-Timer

2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval)

Interval Shooting

1 sec - 24 hrs interval, Max 99 frames, 1 sec-24 hrs start timer

Video Mode

1080p, 720p, VGA, Time-Lapse Movie (720p),

 

High-Speed 120fps (640x480), High-Speed 240fps (432x324)

 

*When shooting 1080p/720p movies, use SDHC class6 (speed class)/SDXC class6 or higher for best results.

Time-Lapse Movie

Images obtained with the Interval Shooting mode can be compiled automatically in the camera into a Time Lapse Movie lasting up to 10 sec. Movie is recorded in 720p size at 10 fps.

Audio Recording

Linear PCM

Shooting Modes

Mode Dial: Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Microscope, Scene Modes (22), Art Filters (11), Photo Story, Custom (C)

 

Microscope Modes: 1. Microscope, 2. Focus Stacking, 3. Focus Bracketing, 4. Microscope Control

 

Scene Modes: 1. Portrait, 2. ePortrait, 3. Landscape, 4. Interval Shooting, 5. Hand-held Starlight,

 

6. Night Scene, 7. Night + Portrait, 8. Sport, 9. Indoor, 10. Self Portrait, 11. Sunset, 12. Fireworks, 13. Cuisine, 14. Documents, 15. Beach & Snow, 16. Under Water Snapshot,

 

17. Under Water Wide1, 18. Under Water Wide2, 19. Under Water Macro, 20. Snow,

 

21. Panorama, 22. Backlight HDR

 

Art Filters: 1. Pop Art, 2. Soft Focus, 3. Pale & Light Color, 4. Grainy Film, 5. Pin Hole, 6. Diorama, 7. Dramatic Tone, 8. Fish Eye, 9. Sparkle, 10. Reflection, 11. Fragmented

 

Picture Modes: Vivid, Natural, Muted

Panorama

Allows you to intuitively pan the camera across the scene; standard and full 360° views are available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rear Monitor Size (Aspect Ratio)

3.0” (3:2)

Rear Monitor Resolution and Type

460K Dots LCD

Image File Format

Still Image: JPEG; Video: MOV/H.264, AVI/Motion JPEG (High-Speed Movie, Time-Lapse Movie)

Playback Edit Effects

Still Image: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment

Removable Media Card

SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory

Internal Memory

36MB

Outer Connectors

Multi-terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D

Auto-Connect USB

USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)

Language

English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese, Japanese

Battery

Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-92B)

Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)

380 shots; 120 minutes continuous video shooting

Dimension

4.4” W x 2.6” H x 1.2” D (111.5mm W x 65.9mm H x 31.2mm D)

Weight

8.7oz (247g)

Box Contents

TG-3 Digital Camera

 

Waterproof Instructions

 

Wrist Strap

 

LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

 

USB Cable (CB-USB8)

 

AC Adapter (F-2AC)

 

Quick Start Guide

 

CD-ROM with Instruction Manual and Olympus Viewer 3 Software

 

Worldwide Warranty Card

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January 21, 2015

Pierre

Best all-around

I was looking for a camera that I can carry and use in very harsh conditions, snowshoeing during winter, whitewater canoeing, hiking..etc. I does it all with confidence.

I took very great shots and videos so far with this camera, the telephoto lens is an essential addition which was the selling point for me.

You will have great fun doing macro pictures, beautiful flowers or disgusting insects!

Overall, great all around compact camera! I give it 5 stars because I purchased it and used it for what it has been designed.

January 11, 2015

Andre

Practical - camera for anyone and everywhere

I have two other Olympus cameras: an EM-5 and an E-PL-1. The TG-3 is the camera i have always with me, or that my kids use to take pictures or videos of anything. The optical quality is of course lower than the other two cameras that use large lenses, but the TG-3 still produces great quality pictures, with a excellent color, is fast, good with video and in low-light.

January 09, 2015

robbfitz

great point and shoot

very nice images with great lighting. cant wait to try it with the pt056 on a dive!

January 08, 2015

scott

TG-3

The camera seems to be really easy to get familiar with, and is great to use. I bought the silicone case for my TG-3 at the same time that I bought the camera, and fits great without interfering with operation.

January 08, 2015

Robyn

Nice little camera

I haven't used it a lot, but did take it with me on a trip over the Christmas holidays and took some candid shots of family, etc. while I was there. Pictures turned out well. Clean, clear shots. Had some trouble with the video audio, but I'm not sure if it was the camera or me so I'm delaying judgement till I can use it a bit more on that. However, other than that, the camera is nice and easy to carry while walking around (took it on a full day at Disneyland).

January 08, 2015

Brian

Great for kayaking! Excellent close-ups!

I bought my TG-3 primarily for sea kayaking. I was always afraid to take my regular camera out of the dry bag. It is very liberating not to have to worry about getting the camera wet. I made a convenient pocket for the TG-3 on my PFD. Now I'm getting lots of great shots when before I would have none.
I soon realized the TG-3 has some very unique close-up functions. I really like using the focus stacking for close-ups. The super macro setting is amazing.
I would feel quite safe in recommending this camera to anyone who is active outdoors and find themselves in situations where a regular camera would likely be damaged by water.
The only features I miss from my bigger cameras are RAW files and auto-exposure bracketing (for HDR), but I recognize these things are not likely to be missed by most users.

January 08, 2015

Anthony

Tough, compact, with amazing capabilities

I bought this camera for the in camera focus stacking capability which produces amazing depth of field on stationary macro subjects. I have had great success with it. The other micro modes work equally well. I take it with me nearly everywhere I go and have taken literally thousands of photos with it.

Pros;
1) fits in my pocket
2) takes excellent photos
3) rugged construction
4) a catalog of features too long to list here (even has in camera HDR and focus stacking in macro)
5) can download photos wirelessly to a phone

Cons;
1) No true manual focus (nice to have in a dedicated macro application)
2) Cannot upload photos to my PC via home wi-fi network (I contacted support and they say it just doesn't do it) Would be nice to have to avoid opening and closing water tight door.

January 07, 2015

Don

Almost perfect

I really love this camera. It takes great, clear photos. The microscope/ focus stacking takes a bit of getting used to, but it's worth the effort. The remote control features available with Olympus OI Share app for my android were one of the things that made me consider this camera, and I wasn't disappointed. I can use my smartphone as a remote, or I can take photos on the camera and transfer them to the phone via wi-fi..almost instant sharing.

There are 2 reasons this camera does not get all 5 stars from me. First, the "beauty ring" around the lens? The one that snaps in not unlike a slr lens? Disappeared within a week. I didn't abuse the camera in any way.. even though it's very tough. It just fell off unnoticed at some point (which means it is loose.. I never even took it off).

Second and final gripe.. battery life is kinda ok, but the proprietary battery requires one of 2 things.. either buying an extra battery and keeping it charged, or carrying a charger around with you.

Like I said, almost perfect.. even with the 2 minor issues, I have ZERO regrets having purchased this little beauty

January 07, 2015

Ronald

Great point and shoot

Wonderful for snorkeling . I use this camera for snorkeling and Kayaking, also us it on trips for a second camera. Takes wonderful pictures in all modes. I also purchased the telephoto lens and it works well on the kayak.
The OI share and OI track are great. If you take this camera on a trip and track the trip you can see the route of where you have been and the pictures at each place. A wonderful feature.
I have recommended this camera to a number of people in our travels and I know a number of them have purchased the TG-3. A real winner from Olympus.

January 07, 2015

Hubster3

Very pleased

I have had the TG-3 for about a month now. Very pleased in general. I particularly like the Hand-held night scene, where hand-held, it takes about 10 shots at a faster speed and then seems to add the pictures together for a well-exposed shot. Terrific for holiday lights. Certainly do not get the quality I would get from my DSLR on a tripod, But I am taking these by stopping the car and holding the camera out the window. Certainly good enough for web sharing and smaller size printing. It works for any dim lit static subject, even a wall fresco in in a restaurant, hand-held.

I have tried to do the focus stacking with a bit less good results than the night pictures. I need to work on this some more.

I have not tried pictures in the water, but I will be shortly.

Otherwise, it took great Christmas day indoor pictures, although I did not think the Auto White Balance picked the right balance - a bit on the warm side.

Overall, I am taking my DSLR to many fewer places if all I want is some good pictures to remember where I was and what I did.

I am surprised that one feature I thought existed does not seem to. On the website, there is the appearance of taking a picture of a snow-boarder where multiple positions show. I thought it was just like the hand-held night where it took multiple pictures getting the background right and then several pictures of the body in action at different spots in the picture. Either this is not something it does, or I can not figure it out. I do not think it does it.

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