Olympus Tough TG Tracker Detailed Review

Olympus Tough TG Tracker

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In additional Tough TG Tracker was introduced by Olympus in May 2016. It belongs to the outdoor and action cams category.

Olympus is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Olympus.

CategoryOutdoor & Action

Olympus Tough TG Tracker has environmental sealing and different protection features. Let's see in the list below:

Waterproof30.00 meter
Drop from height2.10 meter
Temp. range from-10.00 °C
Sensor Properties

Also Tough TG Tracker's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 7 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Olympus does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

Resolution7.20 Megapixel
Continuous2 FPS
RAW support
Focal length14mm

The Tough TG Tracker's shutter speed varies from 1/24000s to .5s.

Max. shutter speed1/24000s
Min. shutter speed.5s
Sensitivity Properties

The Tough TG Tracker's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 3200 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity3200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Tough TG Tracker supports all general exposure modes.

The Olympus allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Flash Specs

The Tough TG Tracker doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Olympus's hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs
Tough TG Tracker display

The Tough TG Tracker features a monitor with a diagonal of 38.00mm (1.5 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.12 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

Unfortunately, the Tough TG Tracker's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Tough TG Tracker does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Size38.00mm (diagonal)
(1.5 in.)
Resolution0.12 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Tough TG Tracker video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Olympus Tough TG Tracker Video parameters:

Max. resolution3840 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The Tough TG Tracker has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

Connect the Olympus to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Olympus supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The Tough TG Tracker will only accept Micro SD cards. The Olympus does not support SD cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsMicro SD

The Olympus Tough TG Tracker has a LI-92B LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 480 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Tough TG Tracker's battery battery parameters:

TypeLI-92B LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life480 photos

The Olympus Tough TG Tracker's dimensions are 93.2 x 56.5 x 35mm³. (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.4"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is only 180 grams (5.8 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Tough TG Tracker:

Olympus Tough TG Tracker Dimensions (Width / Height)
Olympus Tough TG Tracker Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The Tough TG Tracker is not much bigger:

Olympus Tough TG Tracker size comparison

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