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Olympus Tough TG-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 reviews of Olympus Tough TG-3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The durability and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the lens, while some have doubts about the optics and viewfinder.

performance, usability, durability, portability, image quality

storage, viewfinder, optics

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Tough TG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The durability and usability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and water proof get negative comments.

performance, usability, durability, portability, image quality

water proof, viewfinder

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Tough TG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Olympus Tough TG-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The durability and performance also get good views. The memory and exposure get mixed views, and some have doubts about the storage.

usability, performance, durability, portability, image quality

storage

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus Tough TG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Olympus Tough TG-3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the design and usability. The durability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the optics.

image quality, portability, durability, usability, design

optics

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

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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