Displaying and Editing Images
Rugged Design: The Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS is a rugged camera, designed for
The camera uses a durable double-layer polycarbonate resin construction
with a metal frame, and is built to the following standards:
- Shockproof: designed to withstand a 6.8-foot fall, drop or other
mishap (MIL-STD-810F standard)
- Waterproof: innovative waterproof seals and gaskets allow you to
take underwater movies and pictures in the pool, lake, or ocean, up to
50-foot depths for one hour (IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX8)
- Dustproof: dustproof to an IEC standard 529 IP6X
- Crushproof: can withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure
- Freezeproof: camera can withstand temperature extremes down to
14° F (MIL-STD-810F standard)
Double Lock Mechanisms: The battery compartment and
connector cover doors both have double lock mechanisms to prevent accidental
exposure to moisture and dust. Rubberized seals on the doors help make the
compartments watertight to protect the battery, memory card, and connector
Optics: The TG-2 iHS is equipped with an ultra-bright
F2.0-4.9 lens to let you capture shots in low light or situations when a flash
cannot be used. The 4x optical zoom lens has a focal length of 4.5-18.0mm (equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm photography).
Combined with the 2x Super Resolution zoom, the total zoom capability is 8x. The lens
has a water-repellent coating that keeps water from remaining on the lens
surface and affecting your photos.
Optional Teleconverters: The TG-2 can be used with two
optional conversion lenses: the
TCON-T01 Tele converter, and the
FCON-T01 Fisheye converter. The 1.7x TCON-T01 converter extends the camera's
optical zoom to nearly 7x for better closeup shots. The 0.74x FCON-T01 converter
lets you take wide-angle panoramic shots while maintaining the brightness of the
F2.0 lens. Both conversion lenses require the
CLA-T01 adapter, which provides a screw-on thread for mounting the
converters to the camera. (The camera's lens ring must first be removed before
attaching the adapter ring.)
Note: Slight vignetting may occur with the TCON-T01
telephoto conversion lens. This can be alleviated by zooming in slightly.
OLED Monitor: The camera is equipped with a
3.0" high-resolution OLED monitor with approximately 610,000 dots. The monitor
features several protective coatings to reduce glare and to prevent scratches.
The TG-2 offers a 5-level monitor brightness adjustment in the menu, and lets
you temporarily brighten the monitor by holding the OK button for 2 seconds.
Like the lens, the monitor has a water-repellent coating so you can compose your
shots in wet conditions.
iHS: iHS technology is a combination of the high-sensitivity,
high-speed 1/2.3" 12MP backlit CMOS sensor and the exceptionally fast TruePic VI
image processor. The result is fast auto focusing, an enhanced iAuto shooting
mode that recognizes multiple scenes and subjects, and 2x Super Resolution Zoom
that lets you zoom in farther than the optical zoom without degrading the image.
GPS: The TG-2 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System)
receiver, which can record location information onto your photos and movies.
Using applications such as Google Earth or Picasa, you can view the location of
your photos on a map. The logging function lets you track the route taken on
Recording Media: The Olympus Tough TG-2 digital camera
records still images or movies onto
optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory Cards. For test images, or when the memory
card becomes full, you can shoot a small number of images onto the camera's
internal memory. Still images are recorded in JPEG format. Movies are recorded
in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with sound. Hi-speed movies are recorded in Motion JPEG
FlashAir: The TG-2 is compatible with commercially available
FlashAir cards. These cards have a Wireless LAN function to enable you to
connect the camera to a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or PC to view or import images
from the card.
Dual Image Stabilization: The camera combines Sensor-shift
Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds, so you can capture sharp,
blur-free images, even if your subject is moving.
Focusing Range:The focus range for the normal shooting mode is 0.1m (3.96") to infinity. In the
Super Macro mode, you can record images from as close as 1 centimeter away.
White Balance: The Tough TG-2 offers the following White
Balance presets: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
and Underwater. You can also set and store a custom white balance based on an
LED Illuminator: The camera has a built-in LED illuminator
that can assist in Auto Focusing, or illuminate the scene in closeup situations.
It can be turned on or off manually in the menu, or set to automatically
illuminate when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Flash: The camera's built-in flash operates in the following
- Flash Auto: The flash fires automatically in low light or
- Red-eye Reduction Flash: This emits pre-flashes for red-eye
- Fill-in Flash: The flash fires regardless of the available light.
- Remote Control/Slave: The camera can be used to control
a compatible Olympus Wireless RC Flash (Remote Control), or a
commercially-available slave flash (Slave)
- LED On: Turns on the LED illuminator for close up
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
Self-Timer: You can take pictures of yourself using the
12-second built-in self timer. The 2-second self-timer also aids in preventing
Power Requirements: The Tough TG-2 operates on an LI-90B
rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. An AC adapter (F-2AC-1B) is supplied to
charge the LI-90B in the camera or operate the camera on AC power. The camera can take up to approximately
350 photos with
fully charged battery. Charging time is approximately 4 hours. The camera can
also charge while it is connected to a computer via USB.
Note: The LI-90B battery can be inserted in either
direction. You must make sure the contacts line up properly before inserting
recording settings are available for still pictures and video:
- Still Pictures:
- Image Size: 12M (3968 x 2976*), 8M (3200 x 2400), 3M
(1920 x 1440), VGA (640 x
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1
- Compression: Fine or Normal
- Image Size: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
- Audio: With sound or Without Sound
* Image resolution figures shown are when the
aspect ratio is 4:3.
Shooting Modes: The rear-mounted Mode Dial lets you choose
between several shooting modes:
- Program: The camera automatically sets shutter speed and
aperture, but allows you to make changes to a wide range of other settings,
such as exposure compensation, white balance, etc.
- iAuto: The camera automatically selects the optimal shooting mode
for the scene.
- Super Macro: Images can be taken from up to 1cm away
from the subject.
- Scene: Lets you select from the following pre-programmed
settings: Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Hand-held Starlight, Night Scene, Night+Portrait,
Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow,
Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1 and 2, Underwater Macro, Pet
Mode-Cat, Pet Mode-Dog, Snow, Panorama, and Backlight HDR.
- Aperture: When an aperture value is set, the camera
automatically sets an appropriate shutter speed.
- Magic: Lets you add special effects, such as Pop Art, Pin Hole,
Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection,
Miniature, Fragmented, and Dramatic.
- C1/C2: These modes are for saving custom settings
Sequential Shooting: The camera can take one frame at a
time, or a sequence of pictures at a time by holding down the shutter button.
During sequential shooting, the focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed
when the first frame is shot. You can choose from the following:
|Selection||Frames Per Second||Maximum # of Frames||Frame Resolution|
|Normal||5 fps||25 images||12M|
|High Speed 1||15 fps||100 images||3M|
|High Speed 2||60 fps||100 images||3M|
The higher the ISO value, the greater the camera's light sensitivity and better
its ability to shoot in low light. The Tough TG-2 can automatically set the
camera's sensitivity according to the conditions around the subject. To minimize
blur caused by a moving subject or camera movement, the camera can automatically
use a higher sensitivity (compared to Auto). Manual settings include ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 6400 equivalents.
AF Mode: There are three AF (auto focus)
modes for selecting the focusing area:
the camera determines the subject, even when not in the center. If a face is
detected, the camera focuses on the face when the shutter button is pressed
- Spot AF: focus detection based on the subject within
the AF target mark
- AF Tracking: The camera tracks the subject's movement
automatically to focus on it continuously.
Panorama: Using the included software it is possible to
connect images with overlapping edges together into a single panoramic image.
You can select "Auto" or "Manual" Panorama, which allows you to put up to 3
images together, or "PC" for up to 10 images to be linked together on your
computer using the supplied software.
Exposure Compensation: In some
situations, you may get better results by adjusting the exposure slightly using
compensation. You can adjust from -2.0 to + 2.0 EV in
1/3 stop increments.
Still Image Audio Recording: When activated, the camera's built-in microphone can be set
to record four seconds of audio after the shutter button is released and the
picture is taken. In the playback menu, you can add up to 4 seconds of audio to
and Editing Images
Image Playback: Once still images or movies have been
captured, the camera gives you several options for playing them back:
- Manual Playback: view images manually one-by-one
- Slide Show: play still
images back as a slide show. You can select to include all, or images from a
single event, or in a specific collection created with PC software. You can
choose from five types of background music and three types of transitions.
- Index View: For
viewing multiple images at once, you can create an index display of 20
Outputs: The Tough TG-2 is equipped with an HDMI Micro
Connector (Type D) for connecting the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV.
The output can be set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p. If the connected HDTV is
compatible with HDMI Control, you can set the camera to be controlled by the
TV's remote control. The camera also has
a proprietary multi-function jack used as an audio/video output (with the
optional CB-AVC3 composite video/mono audio cable) or a USB port (with the supplied USB
Editing Pictures: If a picture you have taken turns out
less-than-perfect, you can edit it using one of the following:
- Image Size: You can save a high-resolution image as a separate
image with a smaller size to use in e-mail attachments or other
applications. You can choose 3M or VGA.
- Cropping: You can zoom in using the cropping frame, and create a
- Adding Sound: You can add up to 4 seconds of audio to
an existing image using the built-in microphone.
- Beauty Fix: The camera can make corrections to the
subject's skin and/or eyes.
- Shadow Adjust: You can brighten areas that are dark due to
backlighting of other reasons
- Redeye Fix: Red-eyes caused by flash shooting can be retouched.
- Landmark: You can change the landmark information
recorded on images when they were shot using the GPS Landmark function.
- Rotate: You can rotate the image to the proper
Erasing/Protecting Images: Unwanted
images can be erased one at a time or all at once. You can protect important
images to avoid accidentally erasing them. Once an image is protected, it cannot
be erased during a single-frame erase or all-frame erase function. Protected
images are erased when the memory is reformatted.
PictBridge Printing Capability:
Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
PictBridge-compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to
connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer
and make prints, regardless of brand.
Print Reservation: Applying Print Reservation (Print Order) to your pictures allows you
to take the memory card to a DPOF-compatible photo lab for
printing, or print them on a DPOF-compatible printer at home, without using
a computer. DPOF is the Digital Print Order Format and allows you to add
information to your picture files such as which pictures to print, the
number of prints desired, add the date
and time to each image, etc.
Supplied Software: The Tough TG-2 comes with Olympus Viewer
3 software on CD-ROM. The disc also includes a full Camera Instruction
Manual. With the software, you can stitch together images for a panoramic shot,
prepare images to be uploaded to the Internet, view GPS track logs, and retouch
photos. The software is compatible with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows XP (SP2 or later)
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Mac OS X v10.5-v10.8
Mass Storage Device: When the camera is used as a Mass Storage device,
you can connect it to computers running the following operating systems:
- Windows XP (SP1 or later)
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Mac OS X v10.3 or later