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Olympus Tough TG-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the optics and viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Tough TG-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Rugged Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3, 24x zoom Stylus SH-1 announced

 

The TG-3 is just as tough as its predecessor, but gets a cool new macro trick and accessory, while the 24x compact zoom SH-1 gets styling and image stabilization to match the company's interchangeable lens cameras.

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Review

 

Reviewed: The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3, the tough waterproof camera now features built-in Wi-Fi and a number of clever macro modes.

Good colour reproduction ; Fast focus and performance ; 2 year warranty ; Aperture priority mode ; Excellent macro mode ; Built in focus-stacking macro feature! ; Extremely tough ; Magic filters ; Availability of lens adapters ; Bright f/2.0 lens

Noise of lens focusing and zooming in videos ; Noise visible at low ISO settings

The Olympus Tough TG-3 is a rugged waterproof camera with full HD video recording, a bright f/2.0 lens, and an extremely impressive macro mode. The camera gives some level of manual controls with an aperture priority mode. Images are good, with...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus TG-3 Review

 

The TG-3 tries to do things a little differently, and it does have some very good qualities. Its performance is excellent, it has a good range of features and the menu system is very nice.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 review

 

The Stylus Tough TG-3 is a good rugged point-and-shoot that can take a beating.

Jul, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Tough TG-3

 

The Olympus Tough TG-3 is a worthy successor to the TG-2. Despite some image noise, it's still the best rugged camera we've tested.

Wide aperture f/2 lens. Microscope macro mode. Waterproof to 50 feet. Very quick focus. 5fps burst shooting. Accepts filters and lens accessories. Macro LED light. GPS and Wi-Fi.

Images on the noisy side. In-camera battery charging. Zoom and focus are audible on video soundtrack.

There's also a Focus Bracketing mode that works in a similar manner, capturing ten images, each at a different focal point. It doesn't blend them together—you'll have to do that yourself in Photoshop—but if you choose not to blend, you can pick the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Rugged Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3, 24x zoom Stylus SH-1 announced

 

The TG-3 is just as tough as its predecessor, but gets a cool new macro trick and accessory, while the 24x compact zoom SH-1 gets styling and image stabilization to match the company's interchangeable lens cameras.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus TG-3

 

Olympus has announced its latest "TOUGH" camera, the Stylus TG-3. Ready for action and active families, this lifeproof digicam is Freezeproof to -10°C (-14°F), Waterproof to 50ft (15m), Shockproof from 7ft (2.1m), Crushproof to 220 pounds (100kgf), and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

 

Olympus Stylus TG-3 digital camera : Spectacular macros and pristine wide angles, in severe low-light conditions, and on long trips with no chance to free up internal storage … when regular compact cameras and smartphones reach their limits, Olympus'...

The inevitable result of all that creative versatility? The potential to capture a varied and original collection of high-quality, 16-Megapixel photographs and Full HD movies that you can upload to social media via WiFi, with the confidence of avoiding...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Rugged Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3, 24x zoom Stylus SH-1 announced

 

The TG-3 is just as tough as its predecessor, but gets a cool new macro trick and accessory, while the 24x compact zoom SH-1 gets styling and image stabilization to match the company's interchangeable lens cameras.

Apr, 2014

Recommended

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Olympus Tough TG-3 Review

 

The Olympus Tough TG-3 is a digital compact camera that is also part of the Tough range of cameras sporting full protection against water, sand and accidental dropping. Other desirable features include GPS and wifi built-in, stereo sound and a bright...

As long as you have some patience, then using the Olympus Tough TG-3 is a delight. It's responsive, versatile and durable. We took it to many events from gigs to days out at the beach and it coped with all of them. The patience comes with the...

Aug, 2014

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