The TG-6 is the newest camera to join the product line of Olympus’ well-liked and highly usable line of tough cams. The camera is a built around a back-lit, high-speed CMOS sensor and a TruePic VIII image processor and has a wide-angle f/2.0 lens. Like the TG-5 that came before it, the camera is waterproof to 50 feet, shockproof from 7 feet, crushproof to 220lbs of force, and freezeproof to -10°C/+14°F. The design of the TG-6 remains identical to the TG-5, but there are some subtle tech enhancements inside.
Here is what’s new:
- LCD screen increased to 1.04 million dots, increased from 460k dots found on the TG-5
- Anti-reflective coating has been added to the protective glass around the sensor to prevent fogging
- Ultra-close up shooting up to 1cm from the lens
- Updated underwater shooting modes
- Fisheye converter lens (sold seperately) supports circular fisheye photography
- Improved microscope mode can enlarge subjects by 44x
- Microscope mode is functional in program and aperture priority mode
- Focus stacking and focus bracketing features
- Available in June in black or red for $449
The TG-6 is designed for adventure and although its impressive out of the box, there are a number of accessories that can enhance the shooting experience—especially when it comes to underwater photography. The previously mentioned Fisheye Convertor gives the camera a circular fisheye or a diagonal fisheye view. Olympus is also offering an underwater case that increases the depth that camera can function down to 148 feed. The Flash Diffuser accessory uses in-camera flash to illuminate subjects in low light scenarios and will also work underwater.
If your summer plans are going to include a lot of water adjacent adventures, the TG-6 might be the camera for you.