May 26, 2013
I love this TG-2 his camera. It's tough and easy to use as advertised. I first read it in the travelers magazine as best camera for outdoors and now I know its true.
I tested the camera on my last trip for white water rafting in Grand Canyon. The camera was constantly wet and rough handled during my trip. I took it to the waterfalls and snapped great pictures while underwater. The camera takes awesome pictures in low light as long as you know which function to use.
The camera has many different user friendly options. If you switch to one mode, it has pictures and small description about each function that you going to use to make a better photo. The action mode is excellent too, as I have great moving pictures. The panoramic mode is fun and makes great pictures. Even night shots are fun to do, as it takes multiple pictures and processes to one good shot. There are too many functions, but as long as you know your camera you can get fantastic pictures.
The movie mode is great at 1080p. The sound is good and noise cancelation works fine.
The only thing I did not like was GPS mode. That sucks the battery out in minutes. I think that feature should be left on off at all times.
Overall, great camera for someone who travels or just needs tough point and shoot camera. I highly recommend and I love this camera.
May 20, 2013
I was excited for this camera to come out. Had it shipped the first day it was released.
I was sad to learn that no matter what I did the audio quality of the movies are terrible. You don't even want to use the video recording. It's an issue Olympus had with it's TG-1 as well and nothing has changed.
Even the image quality is bad until the lighting is amazing. My iPhone takes better images. Very sad... very very sad.
Olympus is worthless to work with as well. They will not replay the camera so me and thousands of others are out of luck.
May 20, 2013
Just back from trip to Honduras, with little time to practice with the new camera, although this is my 3rd Olympus. Previously owned Stylus line, so very similar menu.
Camera is loaded with menu options, almost too many. I love the quality of photos taken in all conditions from bright beach sun to dimly lit night shots.
Camera worked great underwater. I used scuba diving and learned that it has an audible depth warning as well as LED visual warnings. I know it's only "rated" to 50 feet, but it survived beyond 60', opps.
Fast lens, fast boot up so you don't miss shots waiting for camera to initiate. Super fast multiple consecutive exposure modes allow you to capture everything. Pet face recognition works wonderfully, I used to always miss capturing my cat's face, no more!
I experienced one problem in shooting at night with Scene mode - Night time hand held option, the camera totally locked up. I couldn't do a thing and the led screen just showed a small SD logo. I removed the battery and still nothing happened. I thought maybe I toasted the camera going beyond 60' with it... I tried re-installing battery and removing again and luckly it re-booted and all was okay. It did this twice to me. Can't explain, but it still took great photos in this mode.
Overall, I highly recommend this camera.
I agree with someone else's comment... I would like to have more of a lens cap to help protect it as I'm a bit tough on things. I tried to keep it in the camera case when possible. Camera is extremely versatile for a compact camera.
May 19, 2013
Purchased the TG-2 for a trip to Jamaica knowing that we'd need a low-maintenance camera that we could use on the beach, in the pool and while scuba diving. The TG-2 absolutely met our high expectations and, in some cases, exceeded them.
Pros: excellent video quality (we shot about 30 minutes of 1080p video while scuba diving at a depth of about 40 feet -- quality is fantastic); easy to use interface, good quality pictures above and below water; camera withstood numerous bumps, scrapes and shocks (including a jump from a 35-foot cliff into the ocean) and still looks brand new; GPS features are top-notch; manometer is useful for water enthusiasts/divers.
Cons: Ultra slow-mo 240 fps video, while a great feature, is pretty grainy; time it takes to snap a picture/reload time sometimes lags by a second or two; OLED display is hard to see in direct sunlight.
Overall, a very nice camera that absolutely delivers what it says it does.
May 12, 2013
This camera is the one camera I can bring anywhere! It is fast in shutter speed and can take multiple shots, don't have any delay between shots. Tested it out on our cruise to Alaska and it took the best pictures! There was cold weather and wet weather, never missed a beat. This is the 3rd Olympus camera that I have owned and by far the best. Battery life is also much better! You will enjoy the camera if you get one!
May 11, 2013
very good camera, my best buy for any camera, very easy to use complete
April 29, 2013
I just got my new Olympus TG-2 iHS and haven't had much time to play with it. So far, I love it! It is very user-friendly and easy to use! Takes great pictures, too!
April 27, 2013
I have had the camera now several weeks. Really impressed. Easy to use. Great photos. The zoom is incredible .
This is by far the best camera I've ever owned.
Curt Maxwell. M.D.
April 26, 2013
I bought the TG-2 as an all around camera. For that purpose to works great. We went on a scuba diving trip to Bonaire. I used the camera on both day and night dives as is without a housing. I used it with and without flash. I was very pleased with the results. At night I pre-focused using the flashlight and then turned the beam away to take the shot. Got some great octopus pictures at night. The manometer appears accurate and displays a warning that you are getting too approaching the maximum depth (at .40 feet). It remained dry when used down to 45 feet.
It was nice that I could use the same camera to take underwater and normal pictures. I also took under water videos.
4 Stars because of the audible noise during video. zooming and focusing both create sounds. I am still very pleased with its performance as a camera.
April 23, 2013
i have a Stylus 1030sw before this one.
It`s a great update. Now i can make HD video with this one !! Nice !!
The only thing missing with this camera is a carry case when the camera have a teleconverter on it, Make it !!