The Olympus TG-6 bulks up its underwater photography features

This pocket sized rugged camera is a perfect for all your summer adventures.

Olympus TG-6 splashed in water
The new TG-6 isa rugged pocket cam that is ready for all of your summer adventures.Olympus

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.

Red Olympus TG-6
The TG-6 features an anti-reflective coating around the protective glass of the sensor to prevent fogging.Olympus

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
red and black olympus splashed with water
The camera will be available in June and comes in black or red.Olympus

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.

Olympus TG-6 covered in dirt
Like its predecessor the TG-5, the camera is also dustproof, shockproof, and crushproof.Olympus

If your summer plans are going to include a lot of water adjacent adventures, the TG-6 might be the camera for you.

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