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Olympus TOUGH TG-6 Digital Camera - Red

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    • 12MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor

    • NEW TruePic VIII Image Processor

    • Olympus 4x Optical Zoom f/2.0-4.9 Lens

    • 25-100mm (35mm Equivalent)

    • Water, Crush, Shock, Freeze & Dustproof

    • 4K Movie Video Recording

    • Built-In Wi-Fi, GPS,

    • RAW Capture 

    • Microscope and Underwater Modes


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    The Olympus Tough TG-6 is the latest model in the Tough series with reliable Tough performance for shooting anytime and anywhere. It is waterproof to a depth of 15 metres, dust proof, shock proof to 2.1 metres, crush proof to 100 kg, freeze proof to -10°C, and features a dual-pane protective glass construction for excellent anti-fogging performance. The Variable Macro System has been further improved for ultra-close-up shooting up to 1 cm from the subject even in P and A modes. Additionally, a new fisheye converter lens that supports circular fisheye photography has been added to a full line-up of other accessories for expanded shooting possibilities, making this truly the strongest field camera available.



    Product Type

    Memory SD, SDHC[1], SDXC[1], Eye-Fi Card compatible[2]
    • *1 UHS-I compatible.
    • *2 Not compatible with Endless mode.

    Image Sensor

    Product type 1/2.33 inch
    Number of pixels Number of effective pixels: 12 million pixels
    Total number of pixels: Approx. 12.7 million pixels
    Aspect ratio Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)


    Structure 9 lens elements in 7 groups
    Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 4.5mm -18.0mm (25mm - 100mm)
    Maximum aperture f/2.0 (wide-end) to f/4.9 (tele-end)
    Optical zoom 4x
    Shooting range (from lens tip) Throughout entire zoom range: 0.01m - infinite (Super Macro: 0.01m - 0.30m)

    Still Photo Recording

    Recording format DCF2.0, Exif2.3
    File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW + JPEG
    Recording image size [RAW] 4000 x 3000
    [JPEG] 4000 x 3000 - 640 x 480

    Image Stabilisation System

    Type Still image: CMOS shift
    Mode ON / OFF
    Stabilisation performance 2.5 EV[*] (Focal length set to 18 mm. 35 mm Equivalent Focal Length: 100 mm)
    • *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.

    Live View

    Live View Approx. 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off


    Monitor Type 3.0-inch colour LCD[*]
    • *Approx. 460K dots (Aspect ration: 3:2)
    Brightness control ±7 levels


    AF system CMOS Contrast Detection (with AF Illuminator)
    Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode 25 point / All target, single target
    Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / AF tracking / Manual Focus (MF)
    Face detection AF With
    Manual focus assist Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
    Peaking function With
    • *Approx. 460K dots (Aspect ration: 3:2)
    AF illuminator With

    Exposure Control (Still)

    Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) Digital ESP metering / spot metering
    Metering range EV 2-20 (f/2.0 / ISO 100)
    Exposure mode / Shooting mode Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Programme Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Custom1, Custom2, Underwater, Microscope, Scene Mode (SCN)
    Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Portrait +Landscape, Hand-held Starlight[*], Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children , Sport , Candlelight, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Panorama, Live Composite, Backlight HDR
    • *6 images automatically shot and combined into a single composite image
    ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO: 100 - 1600 with customisable upper limit from 100 to 12800
    Manual ISO: 100 - 12800 (1/3 EV step)
    Exposure compensation ±2 EV (1/3 EV step)
    AE lock Locks with a half-press of the shutter button


    Shutter Type/Shutter Speed 1/2 to 1/2000 sec. (Night Scene, A mode: up to 4 sec.)


    Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H][*]: approx. 20 fps with selectable 10 / 20fps
    [Sequential shooting L]: approx. 5 fps
    [Pro Capture][*]: approx. 10 fps
    • *Electronic Shutter
    Maximum recordable frames prior to second release (for Pro Capture) Approx. 5 frames
    Sequential shooting maximum recordable frames[*] [Sequential shooting H] RAW: Max. 14 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
    [Sequential shooting L] RAW: Max. 49 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
    Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30 sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Shot interval: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 sec.)


    Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Manual
    Built-in flash With
    Flash mode Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync.(1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual(1/1(FULL)-1/64), Flash Off
    Synchronisation speed Compatible with all shutter speeds
    Flash intensity control Up to ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps

    Wireless Flash Control

    Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R
    Control method Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system
    Commander Flash: Built-in flash
    External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
    Channel 1 channel
    Group No. 1 group

    White Balance

    White balance mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
    White balance compensation ±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
    • *Except for Custom WB

    Colour Mode

    Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

    Picture Mode

    Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Art Filters
    Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters, Colour Creator]

    Art Filter

    Art Filter (Variation / Art Effect) Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c. d, e, f)
    Soft Focus ( - / c, e)
    Pale & Light Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d, f)
    Light Tone ( - / d, f)
    Grainy Film (I, II / b, c, d, g, h)
    Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)
    Diorama ( I,II / d)
    Cross Process (I, II / b, c, d, f)
    Gentle Sepia ( - / a, b, c, d, f)
    Dramatic Tone (I / b, c, d, e, f) (II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h)
    Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e)
    Watercolour (I, II / a, b, c, d)
    Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
    Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
    Detail of Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect
    b. Pin-Hole Effect
    c. White Edge Effect
    d. Frame Effect
    e. Star Light Effect
    f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
    g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
    i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
    Colour Ring (for partial colour) 18 colour selectable


    Focus bracketing Number of images 10 / 20 / 30
    Focus step: Wide / Standard / Narrow
    Focus stacking With[*]
    • *Angle of view becoming slightly smaller

    HDR Function

    HDR(Auto composite) HDR[*]
    • *SCN position

    Live Composite

    Update interval time / composite method 0.5sec - 4.0 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)

    Interval Mode

    Interval Mode Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 299 frames.
    Available to make Time Lapse movies automatically

    Multi Aspect

    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

    One Push Tele-converter

    Magnification x2 / x4[*]
    • *Microscope Control mode only

    Level Gauge

    Detection 2-axis

    Video Recording

    Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
    Mode / frame rate / compression method [MOV]
    3840x2160(4k) / 30p, 25p (Bit rate: Approx. 102Mbps)
    1920x1080(FHD) / 30p, 25p / IPB (SF, F, N)
    1920x1080(FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
    1280x720(HD) / 30p,25p / IPB(SF, F, N)
    60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps
    FHD IPB (Superfine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps)
    HD IPB (Superfine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps)
    • *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
    • *SD cards of Speed Class 10 or greater are recommended for shooting movies.
    • *UHS-I Speed Class 3 SD cards must be used for 4K video and high speed movie.
    Maximum recording time [MOV]
    Approx. 29min
    Art Filter Movie With
    (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
    Time Lapse Movie [MOV]
    3840×2160 (4K) / 5fps
    1920×1080 (FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps
    1280×720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
    High Speed Movie 1920x1080 (FHD) / 120fps
    1280x720 (HD) / 240fps
    640x360 (SD) / 480fps
    Image Stabilisation for Video Digital stabilisation (angle of view becomes slightly smaller)
    Grid Line 2 types of grid lines
    Live View Output via HDMI Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)[*]
    • *Info display is not shown on the camera while recording. 
    Exposure Control Programme AE

    Recording (Sound)

    Recording format Wave format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
    Microphone / Speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
    Microphone function Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
    • *May affect audio quality.

    Wi-Fi Function

    GPS info. Function Via smartphone GPS data
    Wireless Control[*]
    • *Using the OI.Share app
    Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/countdown guidance, consecutive shooting, short video recording), power off, wireless release, video recording (video quality is restricted)
    iAuto / P / A / and Live Composite can be selected.[*]
    Aperture, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.[*]
    • *When in private connection 
    Image Share File Type: JPEG, MOV
    Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
    Easy Connection QR code setting


    Playback mode Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF / REW / Pause), slideshow (with sound including BGM, picture rotation (auto)
    Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

    Image Editing

    Movie Editing function Trimming (beginning / end) / in-movie image extraction (4K only)
    Editing function RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
    RAW data edit RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). Preview capability.


    Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


    Languages 34 languages selectable:
    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

    Tough Capabilities

    Waterproof 15m Equivalent to JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8)
    Dustproof Equivalent to JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X)
    Freezeproof Down to -10℃
    Crushproof Up to 100 kgf
    Shockproof Up to 2.1 m

    Field Sensor System

    Sensor GPS (GLONASS,QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, Acceleration sensor


    Mode dial my set Modes C1 and C2 can be accessed by mode dial
    Copyright Settings With

    Input / Output

    Remote controller connector USB microB
    HDMI connector Micro HDMI (type D)
    Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11 b / g / n)
    PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
    DC connector USB micro B

    Power Requirements

    Battery LI-92B Li-ion battery
    AC Adapter F-5AC
    Number of recordable images Approx. 340 shots (using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, based on CIPA test standards)
    Battery life for movie recording Approx. 50 minutes[*] (under standard JEITA testing)
    Approx. 110 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
    • *When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

    Dimensions / Weight

    Dimensions W: 113 mm H: 66 mm D: 31.9mm
    (based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
    Weight Approx. 250 g (with a battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)

    Operating Environment

    Temperature -10 - +40℃ (when in operation) / -20 - +60℃ (when stored)
    Humidity 30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)

    Box Content

    Box contents Body, USB cable, Hand Strap, instruction manual, warranty card, LI-92B Li-ion battery, F-5AC USB-AC adapter
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    • *Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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