Introducing the Olympus Tough TG-6

Introducing the Olympus Tough TG-6


Perfect for Outdoor Shooting with Tough Performance, Macro Functions and a Newly-developed Circular Fisheye Converter. Olympus Australia is pleased to announce the Olympus Tough TG-6 compact digital camera, scheduled for release early July 2019. This model features Tough performance construction that can shoot underwater up to 15m deep, with a high-speed f/2.01 zoom lens to capture high-quality images in various shooting conditions.

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 metres2, dustproof3, shockproof to 2.1 metres4, crushproof to 100 kgf5, freezeproof to -10°C6, 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 shooting7 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.

Tough performance for shooting anytime: waterproof to a depth of 15m, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof up to 100kgf, freezeproof down to -10°C, and anti-fogging

Sealing throughout the entire camera body and double-lock construction on the camera battery cover and other openings are designed to provide waterproof performance to a depth of 15 metres for underwater shooting and excellent dustproof capabilities in sandy and dusty locations. Its floating construction protects the inside of the camera, clearing drop tests up to 2.1 meters, and the reinforced body withstands loads up to 100 kgf. This model is also freezeproof down to -10°C, and the lens features dual-pane protective glass construction to reduce fogging for reliable shooting even in locations with severe temperature differences.

High-quality images obtained through a combination of the f/2.0 lens, back-lit CMOS sensor, and TruePic VIII image processor

This model is also equipped with a high-speed, high-performance f/2.0 zoom lens and a hi-speed back-lit CMOS image sensor that has superb high-sensitivity performance. Anti-reflective (AR) coating is used on both sides of the sealing glass for the image sensor to reduce ghosts and flares. The TruePic VIII from the Olympus OM-D E-M1X
professional model is used on this model, reducing noise levels, and improving the resolution in low contrast areas. RAW data can also be recorded and then edited to look exactly the way users like using the Olympus Workspace image editing software.


Variable Macro System that goes beyond the limits of the eye with close-up shooting capabilities up to 1 cm from the subject

Equipped with the Variable Macro System, this model is equipped with four shooting modes, boasting a closest focusing distance up to 1 cm from the end of the lens and a maximum shooting magnification of 7x8. This excellent close-up shooting performance makes it possible to shoot high-quality images of the microscopic world that the human eye cannot see. A closest focusing distance of 1 cm is possible for close-up shots even
in P and A modes for more flexible photography.


Full-featured underwater shooting modes and a new fisheye converter that can function underwater

To expand the possibilities of underwater shooting ever further, the Tough TG-6 is equipped with five underwater modes, including Underwater Wide, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Macro, Underwater Microscope, and Underwater HDR. Each mode switches to shooting settings optimized for various situations. The popular Underwater White Balance mode has been expanded to three options, providing appropriate colour adjustment for deep water shooting. The new Fisheye Converter FCON-T02, for circular fisheye photography, has been added to a versatile line-up of accessories to further expand shooting possibilities.


Advanced video functions Including 4K Movie and High-speed Movie13

This model supports 4K Movie, which records beautiful scenery in high definition and can be used to extract full pixel 4K still images. High-speed Movie also records at 120fps in high-quality Full HD, 240 fps at HD size, and 480 fps at SD size.

1.04 million dot high-definition rear LCD monitor

The new rear LCD monitor now features a 1.04 million pixel high-definition resolution for better visibility. The brightness and colour saturation have been optimally tuned for use outdoors.

Full line-up of accessories for system expansion

With the new Fisheye Converter FCON-T02, the Tough TG-6 offers a full line-up of accessories available for expanding shooting possibilities as shown in the system chart below.

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  1. At the wide-angle end of 25mm (35mm equivalent)
  2. Waterproof performance is JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent. All measurements are according to Olympus testing conditions, and do not guarantee
    protection from damage or malfunction under all conditions.
  3. Dustproof performance is JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent. All measurements are according to Olympus testing conditions, and do not guarantee
    protection from damage or malfunction under all conditions.
  4. The Olympus Tough TG-6 is provided with shock proofing to 2.1 m (compliant with MIL-STD810F). This model cleared drop tests under Olympus in-house testing conditions, however Olympus does not guarantee protection from damage or malfunction under all conditions. Olympus in-house shockproof testing conditions: Drop height: 2.1 m, Drop surface: Plywood (lauan laminate), Drop orientation: A total of 26 directions for each surface, each side, and each corner, Number of drop times: Drop test was performed once for each direction.
  5. Kilogram-force (kgf) is the unit for measuring force exerted on an object. All measurements are according to Olympus testing conditions, and do not guarantee
    protection from damage or malfunction under all conditions.
  6. The number of recordable still images is reduced at low temperatures.
  7. Super Macro setting required.
  8. 35mm equivalent
  9. Use of a tripod is recommended. Processing may take longer than usual.
  10. Cannot be used together with Silicone Jacket CSCH-127.
  11. The Field Sensor System will not operate properly when the camera is stored in the underwater case. Make sure to set the Log Lever to the off position when using the
    case. Use together with silica gel for best results.
  12. GPS: Global Positioning System. To use GPS Assist data, information must be updated via the internet. A PC or smartphone with an internet connection is required. GPS Assist Data must be updated every 2 weeks. Depending on the country/region of use, different laws and regulations may be applicable regarding the use of the GPS function. Be sure to follow local laws and regulations. Be sure to turn off the GPS function in places where its use is forbidden or restricted, such as inside airplanes. The camera is not equipped with a navigation function. GPS is a positioning measurement system that uses signals received from orbiting satellites. For better reception, avoid locations where signal can be blocked or reflected. Use the camera in as open location as possible where the sky is clearly visible. It may not be possible to obtain positioning information, or positioning information may be incorrect in the following locations: Indoors, underground or underwater, in forests, near tall buildings, near high-voltage lines, inside tunnels, near magnets, metal, or electronic appliances, near mobile phones that operate in the 1.5 GHz band.
  13. Use a UHS-1 UHS speed class 3 or higher SD card for 4K Movie and High-speed Movie