Olympus updates its Tough TG-6 underwater camera

Olympus is releasing a tougher iteration of its Tough TG-6 camera. It isn’t a huge leap forward, but it is getting a few enhancements.

New things coming to the TG-6 include a new fisheye lens converter, an updated microscope mode and deeper waterproof durability. Let’s discuss the update:

New fisheye lens converter for the Tough TG-6

There’s now a new fisheye lens converter available for the Tough TG-6. It is sold separately from the camera but is available for purchase. The converter will give users the option to shoot circular or diagonal fisheye. Circular images are much more distorted, while diagonal shots stretch out the image to fit the frame border. By doing so, the image loses some of the distortion.

Olympus updates microscope mode on the Tough TG-6

The Tough TG-6’s new updated microscope mode now allows up to 44X magnification. It isn’t clear, however, if the magnification is through a digital or optical zoom. Regardless, the camera does include a digital teleconverter that uses an optical zoom. It also features magnified shooting as close as 1 cm from the front of the lens.

Improved waterproofing

Tough TG-6
Tough TG-6. Image courtesy Olympus.

With its f/2.0 aperture, the camera should be able to handle underwater shooting and the low light of the environment. It’s waterproof for up to 50 feet. That may not be the deep diving territory, it’s still deep enough to get some interesting underwater shots.

Pricing and availability

You can preorder the new Olympus Tough TG-6 digital camera for $449. Go to Olympus’ site to learn more.

Image courtesy Olympus

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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