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Questions :

Question :
What differentiates the TG-3 from the TG-2?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
TG-3 TG-2
Effective Pixels 16 million pixels,
1/2.3 CMOS
12 million pixels,
1/2.3 CMOS
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD 3.0 inches Approx. 610,000 dots, Organic El
Optical Zoom 4 x
Digital Zoom 4 x
Super-Resolution Zoom 8x
* From Wide to Zoom, including optical zoom range
Image Processor True Pic VII True Pic VI
Focal Length 4.5 mm - 18.0 mm (25 mm - 100 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography)
Scene Mode 22 modes 23 modes
Art Filter /
Magic Filter
7 art filters
Pop Art, Soft Focus,
Pale&Light Color, Grainy Film,
Pin Hole, Diorama,
Dramatic Tone
11 magic filters
Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye,
Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle,
Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature,
Fragmented, Dramatic
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted,
Fish Eye, Sparkle, Reflection,
Fragmented, art filters
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Photo Story Available Not available
Interval Shooting Available Not available
Image Size
(Still Pictures)
16M, 8M, 3M, VGA
(Aspect ratio can be selected from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 or 1:1.)
12M, 8M, 3M, VGA
(Aspect ratio can be selected from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 or 1:1.)
Image Size
(Movie)
1080p, 720p, VGA, HS120fps, HS240fps
Built-in Wi-Fi Available Not available
Compatible Smartphone Application OI.Share
  • Remote Control function
  • Import Photos function
  • Add Geotag function
  • Easy Setup function
OI.Track
  • Update A-GPS data
  • Import GPS logging information
  • Easy Setup function
OI.Share
  • Import Photos function
    (Available function when using FlashAir cards)
GPS Available
* Also compatible with GLONASS and QZSS
Available
Electronic Compass Available
Logging Function Available
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
Eye-Fi cards
SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
Eye-Fi, FlashAir cards
Waterproof 15 m
Shockproof 2.1 m
Crushproof 100 kgf
Freezeproof -10℃
Underwater Housing PT-056 (sold separately) PT-053 (sold separately)
Conversion Lens Fisheye Converter Lens FCON-T01 *1
Teleconverter Lens TCON-T01 (sold separately) *1
LED Light Guide LG-1 (sold separately)
Tap Control Available
HDMI Available
Battery LI-92B (bundled) LI-90B (bundled)
Number of Shots per Charge Approx. 380 shots Approx. 350 shots
Dimensions 111.5 mm (W) x 65.9 mm (H) x 31.2 mm (D) / 4.4" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.2" (D) 111.5 mm (W) x 66.5 mm (H) x 29.1 mm (D) / 4.4" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.1" (D)
Weight
(Battery and Media Card Included)
247g 230g
Color Black, Red
Release Date June 2014 February 2013
Refer to the Product Page  TG-3 TG-2
  • *1 The CLA-T01 converter lens adapter (sold separately) is required for use with the Fisheye Converter Lens and Teleconverter Lens.
Tips:

You can also compare the TG-3 with other models at the following website:

* Product comparison


Question :
What additional items are packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

  • TG-3 camera
  • Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-92B)
  • USB cable (CB-USB8)
  • USB-AC adapter (F-2AC)
  • Strap
  • Olympus Setup CD-ROM: OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software (Windows/Mac)
  • Instruction Manual (Printed or CD-ROM Electronic Manual)
  • Warranty card
  • Lens ring (attached to the camera)

Question :
What are the compression rates and size of the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

【 Still Pictures 】
The compression rate in Fine mode (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.
Image Size
( Aspect Rate is 4:3 )
Compression Number of Storable Pictures
without Sound
File Size
( Approx. )
36 MB Internal Memory 4 GB SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
16M
( 4608 x 3456 )
Fine 4 450 9.1 MB
Normal 9 990 4.1 MB
8M
( 3200 x 2400 )
Fine 9 1,020 4.0 MB
Normal 18 2,030 2.0 MB
3M
( 1920 x 1440 )
Fine 26 2,770 1.5 MB
Normal 50 5,300 0.8 MB
VGA
( 640 x 480 )
Fine 188 20,340 0.2 MB
Normal 312 30,510 0.1 MB

【 Movies 】
Image Size / Aspect Ratio Storable Recording Time with Sound
36 MB Internal Memory 4 MB SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
with Sound without Sound with Sound without Sound
1080P
(1920 x 1080 / 16:9)
10 sec. 10 sec. 20 min. 20 min.
720P
(1280 x 720 / 16:9)
20 sec. 20 sec. 38 min. 38 min.
VGA
(640 x 480 / 4:3)
32 sec. 32 sec. 69 min. 69 min.
HS 120fps
(640 x 480 / 4:3)
- 3 sec. - 7 min.
HS 240fps
(320 x 240 / 4:3)
- 7 sec. - 13 min.

Regarding the Movie Recording Time:
  • Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.
  • When recording in 1080P and 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
  • When recording in HS 120fps and HS 240fps format, the maximum recording time per movie is 20 seconds.
Note:

The amounts of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.


Question :
What are the features of teleconverter lens TCON-T01?

Answer:
TCON-T01 is a dedicated teleconverter lens for TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
This lens enables you to shoot long-distance landscapes while retaining the brightness of the lens. You also have the ability to emphasize a specific subject using the background blur enabled by the long focal length. The waterproof performance, by filling the lens with nitrogen gas, prevents fogging of the internal that occurs because of temperature difference inside the lens.

CLA-T01

The converter adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required to attach the TCON-T01 to the TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1. Refer to the following question for more information:

* How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?


TCON-T01 Specification

Lens Construction 3 lenses in 2 groups + front and rear cover glass
Maximum Image Magnification 1.7x
Mounting Method Screwing (φ40.5 mm)
Waterproof Equivalent to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Available in 20 m depth of water
Dustproof IEC standard publication 529 IP6X
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Lens Filter Diameter φ40.5 mm
Dimension
(Largest Diameter x Length) 
φ46.2 x 43.3 mm
Weight 97g
Bundled Items Lens Cap, Rear Cap, Instruction Manual


The Focal Length, Angle of View and Shooting Distance when using the TCON-T01 on TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1
When the TCON-T01 is attached to the Tele position of the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 (CLA-T01 is required)

Focal Length 30 mm
(170 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography)
Angle of View 14°
Shooting Distance 30 cm - ∞
* The distance from the front of the TCON-T01 lens
Angle of View in Water 11°
Shooting Distance in Water 40 cm -
* The distance from the front of the TCON-T01 lens


Camera settings when using the TCON-T01 on the TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1
To use the TCON-T01 on the TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1, change the setting of your camera.
Press the [Menu] button and select (Camera Menu 2). In Accessory Settings, select Conversion Lens and press the [OK] button. Select TCON-T01 and press the [OK] button.

Regarding the TCON-T01:
  • The conversion lens CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required for attaching the TCON-T01 to the TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
  • The use of the zoom on Tele position is recommended.
  • For using a lens filter, attach the filter to the front of the conversion lens.

Question :
What are the features of fisheye converter lens FCON-T01?

Answer:
FCON-T01 is a dedicated fisheye converter lens for TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
This lens enables you to shoot wide-angle shooting while remaining the brightness of the lens. With its waterproof function, you can shoot wide images underwater where the angle of view tends to be narrowed. Fogging that occurs because of temperature differences inside the lens is prevented by filling the lens with nitrogen gas. You can also attach or detach the converter lens underwater.


The converter adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required to attach the FCON-T01 to the TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1. Refer to the following question for more information:

* How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?


FCON-T01 Specification

Lens Construction 3 lenses in 3 groups
Maximum Image Magnification 0.74x
Mounting Method Screwing (φ40.5 mm)
Waterproof Equivalent to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Available in 20 m depth of water
Dustproof IEC standard publication 529 IP6X
(According to Olympus test conditions)
Dimension
(Largest Diameter x Length) 
φ65 x 27.2 mm
Weight 125g
Bundled Items Lens Cap, Rear Cap, Instruction Manual

The Focal Length, Angle of View and Shooting Distance when using the FCON-T01 on TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1
When the FCON-T01 is attached to the Wide position of the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 (CLA-T01 is required)

Focal Length 3.4 mm
(19 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography)
Angle of View 130°
Shooting Distance 6 cm - ∞
* The distance from the front of the FCON-T01 lens
Angle of View in Water 86°
Shooting Distance in Water 8 cm - ∞
* The distance from the front of the FCON-T01 lens

Camera settings when using the FCON-T01 on the TG-3, TG-2 or TG-1
To use the FCON-T01 on the TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1, change the setting of your camera. Press the [Menu] button and select (Camera Menu 2). In Accessory Settings, select Conversion Lens and press the [OK] button. Select FCON-T01 and press the [OK] button.

Regarding the FCON-T01:
  • The conversion lens CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required for attaching the FCON-T01 to the TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1.
  • The use of the zoom on Wide position is recommended.
  • The FCON-T01 cannot be used simultaneously with a lens filter. If a lens filter is attached to the CLA-T01, detach the filter before attaching the FCON-T01.

Question :
Why do the TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1 have a removable lens ring?

Answer:
The lens ring, which is attached to the front of the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 cameras, is removable so that the converter lens adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) can be attached to the camera.


The converter lens adapter CLA-T01 is required when using a converter lens or lens filter.
Refer to the following question for more information:

* How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?


Note:

The lens ring has no effect on the waterproof and dustproof performance of the camera. Waterproof and dustproof performance of the TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1 is not affected even if the lens ring is detached from the camera.


Question :
How do I attach a converter or a lens filter to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 using the converter lens adapter CLA-T01?

Answer:
Converter lens adapter CLA-T01:


The converter lens adapter CLA-T01 (sold separately) is required to attach the Teleconverter TCON-T01 or Fisheye converter FCON-T01 to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1. You can also use the converter lens adapter CLA-T01 to attach a 40.5 mm lens filter that is 6 mm thick or less.

Before attaching the CLA-T01 to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1, remove the lens ring from the camera.


How to attach or remove the lens ring:



How to attach or remove a conversion lens / filter:


Caution:
  • When a filter that is 6 mm thick or more is attached, vignetting may occur in the corners of the images. In this case, use a thin circular-type polarizing filter.
  • Filters cannot be attached directly to the TG-3 / TG-2 / TG-1 camera.
  • The image quality when using a filter is not guaranteed.
  • A filter and a Fisheye converter FCON-T01 cannot be used simultaneously.
Note:

The lens ring has no effect on the waterproof and dustproof performance of the camera. Waterproof and dustproof performance of the TG-3, TG-2 and TG-1 is not affected even if the lens ring is detached from the camera.


Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi cards, can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:

To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:

* Compatibility table for Media Card ( TG series )


Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:

* Download Manuals


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