You live for the outdoors. Hiking steep mountain trails. Backpacking through a desert canyon. Skiing in the wilderness. The Tough TG-6 is ready for adventure. It’s built to endure all the extreme environments you love exploring. You can drop it. Step on it. Go deep underwater or out into a freezing blizzard. It just keeps on shooting awesome stills and video. Packed with pro features, you’ll nail difficult shots — even in low light. Shoot intricately detailed macro photos and unique shots underwater with vivid color. The lightweight, compact Tough TG-6. Engineered to survive the world’s toughest places.


High-Speed F2.0
Wide Angle Lens


Frames Per Second
Sequential Shooting


Performance (15m)

12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
Ultra HD 4K VideoUltra HD 4K Video
Ultra HD 4K Video
TruePic™ VIIITruePic™ VIII
TruePic™ VIII
8x Digital Teleconverter8x Digital Teleconverter
8x Digital Teleconverter
Microscope ModesMicroscope Modes
Microscope Modes
RAW CaptureRAW Capture
RAW Capture
Action Track SensorsAction Track Sensors
Action Track Sensors
Built-in Wi-FiBuilt-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Anti-Fog Lens GlassAnti-Fog Lens Glass
Anti-Fog Lens Glass
Date ImprintDate Imprint
Date Imprint
Underwater Microscope ModeUnderwater Microscope Mode
Underwater Microscope Mode
Underwater White Balance ModesUnderwater White Balance Modes
Underwater White Balance Modes
Underwater Shooting ModesUnderwater Shooting Modes
Underwater Shooting Modes
Anti-Reflective Coating (on Lens)Anti-Reflective Coating (on Lens)
Anti-Reflective Coating (on Lens)

Tough Performance

Built To Do One Thing Perfectly: Never Miss

Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof, Crushproof and Freezeproof. It’s built-in toughness that ensures you’ll never worry about your camera.

Weatherproof Construction

Bad things happen to good cameras. That’s why the Tough TG-6 is fully equipped to handle extreme conditions and keep shooting.


Don’t sweat if temperatures suddenly change. An anti-fogging design prevents condensation from forming inside the lenses so you’ll always be ready to shoot.

Lens Barrier

Add an extra layer of protection to your TG-6 with the optional lens barrier. It keeps the lens surface free of dirt and prevents scratching.

Weatherproof ConstructionWeatherproof Construction

Weatherproof Construction

Weather can turn nasty in minutes. A freak downpour quickly soaks everything. Plummeting cold exposes your camera to dangerous temperatures. The Tough TG-6 handles it all. Thanks to a system of seals and double lock construction, water, dust, dirt, snow and cold stay outside where they belong. Embark on your next adventure and be confident your camera is ready for any weather, anytime.


It’s happened to practically everyone with a camera. You go from air conditioning to high humidity and suddenly there’s condensation all over the lens. That won’t happen with the Tough TG-6. The lens features hermetically sealed, dual pane protective glass to prevent fogging. Your lens stays clear and ready for action.

Lens BarrierLens Barrier

Lens Barrier

The Tough TG-6 features a high-speed, bright F2.0 wide angle lens. Use the optional LB-T01 Lens Barrier to keep dirt and dust off the lens and prevent scratching. Open and close the barrier with a quick turn — even with gloves.

A System Built Around A Camera

The Tough TG-6 sits at the center of an expansive accessory system. The Sports Holder lets you shoot while the camera is secured to you. The Float Strap stops your camera from sinking while shooting on the water. The Silicone Jacket keeps the Tough TG-6 from getting scratched and lets you firmly grip the body. That’s just a few of many accessories designed to help you get the best performance from your camera.

A System Built Around A CameraA System Built Around A Camera
Handles The Toughest BusinessHandles The Toughest Business

Handles The Toughest Business

If you’re shooting in tough work conditions, we have the camera for you. That’s because it can take the abuse any construction site dishes out or survive the rigors of traveling from one crime scene to another — making it standard equipment for any law enforcement agency. Besides being nearly indestructible, the Tough TG-6 features GPS so you’ll have an accurate record of where your shots were taken. The Date Imprint feature stamps your photos with the date and time for easy cataloging.

Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor

Our stacked 20MP BSI Live MOS Sensor is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.

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Image Quality

Built To Capture Your Adventures In Stunning Detail

Leading technology combined with pro-level features ensure your adventure is captured in vivid color and exceptional clarity.

F2.0 Lens

The Tough TG-6’s super-fast lens captures bright, richly detailed images even in low light settings.


Shoot sharp stills and video from astonishing distances with a 4x optical zoom and 2x Digital Teleconverter that achieves a maximum 8x zoom.

Raw Capture

Save your images in RAW format to make post-production processing easier.

F2.0 LensF2.0 Lens

F2.0 Lens

A high resolution, high-speed F2.0 lens delivers exceptional image quality. The advanced design captures fast moving subjects. You’ll be able to take bright, sharp stills and video in low light settings like around a campfire or at twilight.

TruePic™ VIII

Our Dual Quad Core TruePic VIII Image Processor ensures all your stills and video have rich, true-to-life color. The same technology is used in our pro cameras to ensure world-class image quality.

TruePic™ VIIITruePic™ VIII
Raw CaptureRaw Capture

Raw Capture

If you plan on importing your images into photo editing software like OM Workspace, the Tough TG-6 lets you save in RAW format. It makes processing is easier and helps you bring your creative vision to life.

Up To 8x Zoom

Get closer to your subject without moving. The Tough TG-6 is equipped with an impressive 4x optical zoom equivalent to 100mm. Adding our new 2x Digital Teleconverter doubles it to 8x or 200mm. You’re able to capture beautifully detailed stills and crisp video from far away.

Up To 8x ZoomUp To 8x Zoom
AR CoatingAR Coating

AR Coating

Anti-Reflective or AR coating means sharper images. Applied to the image sensor’s sealing glass, our advanced AR coating minimizes ghosts and flares.

Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor

Our stacked 20MP BSI Live MOS Sensor is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.

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Technology On The Leading Edge Of Adventure

The Tough TG-6 features the latest technology for everything from recording data about your environment to shooting spectacular stills and video anywhere, anytime.

Action Track Sensors

Field data like location, temperature and altitude can be recorded and viewed in real time. Sync your data to photos and video to relive your adventures in an exciting new way.

Pro Capture

Shoot the near impossible. Pro Capture effortlessly takes razor sharp stills of split second action with the press of a button. Never miss a critical shot again.

4k Ultra Hd Video

Use 4K Ultra HD Video to shoot scenery like mountains, waterfalls and forests in extreme high resolution that delivers spectacular, lifelike detail and vibrant color.

Action Track SensorsAction Track Sensors

Action Track Sensors

While you’re out shooting still and video, use the TG-6’s Action Track Sensors that use the built-in GPS, thermometer, manometer (barometer) and compass to record environmental data. Captured data like location, temperature, and altitude or water depth can be viewed in real time or in post-production. Use the free OM Image Share app to sync Action Track data with your photos and video on a smartphone. It creates an immersive, exciting viewing experience that lets you tell better stories about your adventures.

Pro Capture Mode

Let’s say you want to take a photo of a fish at the exact second it leaps out of the water. Pro Capture Mode ensures you get those near impossible shots. Just press the shutter button halfway to start buffering a running series of full resolution images. Then fully depress the shutter to capture that moment’s image plus the previous five frames. One button press gives you six images. You can even reel off a breathtaking 10 fps to capture fast moving action.

Pro Capture ModePro Capture Mode
4K Ultra HD Video4K Ultra HD Video

4K Ultra HD Video

Capture your adventures in unbelievably lifelike resolution with spectacular detail and vibrant color. The Tough TG-6 shoots any scene in 4K Ultra HD Video — some of the highest definition video available. You can also shoot Full HD 120 fps High Speed movies with options for shooting at 240 fps for HD and 480 fps for SD.

Date Imprint

The Tough TG-6 gives you the option to date and time stamp your photos. An ideal feature for law enforcement, construction or any business that requires proof of when a photo was taken or needs to catalog large numbers of stills.

Date ImprintDate Imprint


The Tough TG-6 has built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing of stills and video. Use the free OM Image Share app to import photos and video to your smartphone or to remotely control the camera.

Easy To Hold And Operate

Out in the wild, you need to be ready to shoot in a split second. That’s why the compact Tough TG-6 handles so easily. The rear LCD monitor features 1.04 million dot resolution for brilliant clarity and visibility in any condition. The dials can be turned and the buttons pressed even while wearing gloves. Two custom modes are instant shortcuts to your favorite settings. The micro USB connector lets you plug in a smartphone cable to charge the camera while still shooting. A small camera designed for easy operation no matter where you take it.

Easy To Hold And OperateEasy To Hold And Operate

Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor

Our stacked 20MP BSI Live MOS Sensor is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.

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Macro System

Our Variable Macro System Gets You Even Closer

Shoot artistically detailed images thanks to a powerful variable macro system featuring four shooting modes.

1cm Focusing Distance

Get close. Really, really close. The Tough TG-6 lets you focus 1cm from your subject to capture every detail.

Four Macro Modes

Taking beautifully intricate macro shots is easier when you have four shooting modes to capture what you imagine.

Macro Lighting Accessories

Elevate your macro photography with lighting that gives your shots more detail and depth.

1CM Focusing Distance1CM Focusing Distance

1CM Focusing Distance

If you love macro photography, you’ll enjoy this camera. The built-in Microscope Mode features magnified shooting as close as 1cm from the front of your lens. You can get up close in great detail to the worlds beyond.

Four Macro Modes

Macro photography is the art of capturing the unseen. The Tough TG-6 features four macro modes to produce artistic, richly detailed images. Two modes let you use the camera like a microscope by focusing as close as 1cm while achieving a maximum display magnification of 44.4x. You’ll capture with striking clarity what the naked eye can’t see — the outline of a snowflake or water droplets balanced on a tiny leaf. Focus Stacking and Bracketing modes shoot images of insects and other tiny objects with dramatic depth of field.



Taking magnified photos of subjects as close as 1cm from the front of your lens opens a new world of macro shooting.

Microscope Control

Add drama to your macro shots with a maximum display magnification of 44.4x.

Microscope ControlMicroscope Control
Focus StackingFocus Stacking

Focus Stacking

Automatically captures and merges 3 to 10 macro shots at different focus points into one image with stunning depth of field.

Focus Bracketing

Capture up to 30 images at various focus points by slightly shifting the focal position with each shot. Images can then be composited in post-production using OM Workspace software to create an image with greater depth of field.

Focus BracketingFocus Bracketing
Macro Lighting AccessoriesMacro Lighting Accessories

Macro Lighting Accessories

Good lighting makes all the difference in macro photography. Optional accessories like the LG-1 Light Guide allow you to capture evenly lit, extremely close images using the built-in AF Illuminator LED. The FD-1 diffuses the built-in flash giving you well-lit macro shots of faster moving subjects — even underwater.

Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor

Our stacked 20MP BSI Live MOS Sensor is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.

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Advanced Underwater

Dive Deeper Into Underwater Shooting

The Tough TG-6 has more ways than ever to help you capture crisp, colorful underwater photos in any lighting.

Underwater Shooting Modes 

Capture your underwater adventures with five shooting modes covering everything from macro images to wide-angle shots.

Underwater White Balance  

Fill your underwater images with vivid color. Underwater White Balance Mode improves red and blue tones in shallow waters and down to 15 meters.


The Tough TG-6 can be paired with an extensive ecosystem of accessories to take artistic macro images, shoot underwater and better protect the camera.


Underwater Shooting Modes

Underwater Microscope ModeUnderwater Microscope Mode

Underwater Microscope Mode

We’re making underwater macro photography effortless. Our Underwater Macro Mode is ideal for close-ups of small fish, coral or plant life. Capture extreme close-ups using the Underwater Microscope Mode. Get as close as 1cm from the end of your lens for macro shots nothing short of spectacular.

Underwater Macro

Take your love of macro photography below sea level. Underwater Macro Mode zooms in on small objects to capture the rich color and detail in coral, plants or small fish.

Underwater MacroUnderwater Macro
Underwater WideUnderwater Wide

Underwater Wide

The deeper you go, the less light you’ll find. With Underwater Wide Mode, you’ll be able to capture objects — such as manta rays and angelfish plus reefs and wrecks — with clarity and sharpness even in dim light.

Underwater Snapshot

Lighting is brighter in shallow waters. Switch on the Underwater Snapshot Mode to shoot stills that take advantage of natural color and lighting.

Underwater SnapshotUnderwater Snapshot
Underwater HDRUnderwater HDR

Underwater HDR

A helpful underwater mode that takes multiple images at varying exposures, then combines them to boost dynamic range to recreate details in bright and dark areas.

Underwater White Balance

Underwater White Balance Mode gives you three options to enhance color based on your depth. Shallow improves red tones in depths of approximately 3 meters or less. Mid-range adds vibrant color in depths between 3 and 15 meters. Use Deep for strong blue tones while shooting deeper than 15 meters.

Underwater White BalanceUnderwater White Balance
Take Deeper DivesTake Deeper Dives

Take Deeper Dives

The Tough TG-6 doesn’t need any housing down to 50 ft (15 m). But if you want to photograph sea life at deeper depths, you’ll need the PT-059 Underwater Case. It can handle water pressure down to 147 ft (45 m). Even with the case, you can use the camera control dial for exposure compensation. Return to the surface with incredible deep water images.

Tough Accessories Go Underwater

Take underwater photography to new heights with two optional lenses. The FCON-T02 Fisheye Converter lets you capture sharp, circular shaped images. It also captures more traditional diagonal shaped fisheye images. The FCON-T01 allows you to capture wide-open scenery while maintaining the brightness of the lens - perfect for capturing wide-angle shots. The TCON-TO1 tele converter lens extends the Tough TG-6’s focal length to 1.7x to shoot crisp photos of whales, dolphins or large schools of fish from a distance. All 3 lenses require the CLA-T01 adapter for attachment to the TG-6. They are a small part of a comprehensive system of accessories that raise your level of underwater photography.

Tough Accessories Go UnderwaterTough Accessories Go Underwater

Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor

Our stacked 20MP BSI Live MOS Sensor is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.

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Tech specs

Because the Details Matter


TruePicâ„¢ VIII

Effective Resolution (approx.)

12 MP

Sequential Shooting

Mechanical Shutter: 5fps S-AF Electronic Shutter: 20fps S-AF

Video Quality


Full HD

High Speed Movie HD

High Speed Movie SD

High Speed Movie FDH




Waterproof (15m)

Tech specs<

PT059 Underwater Housing

TG-6 + FCON-T02 + CLA-T01


You'll find a wide range of accessories to help you get the best from your TG-6. Everything from protective gear to underwater shooting accessories to lighting for taking dramatic macro shots. We've thought of everything you need to take the TG-6 to exciting new levels of performance.


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