Displaying and Editing Images
Rugged Design: The Olympus Stylus TG-3, part of the Tough
series, is a rugged camera, designed for
The camera's durable construction is built to the following standards:
- Shockproof: designed to withstand a 7-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 (15 meter) depths for one hour (IEC Standard Publication 529 IPX8)
- Dustproof: dustproof to an IEC standard 529 IP6X
- Crushproof: can withstand up to 220 foot-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-3 is equipped with a bright
F2.0-4.9 lens to let you capture shots in low light or situations when a flash
cannot be used. The 5x optical zoom lens has a focal length of 4.5-18.0mm (equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm photography).
Super-Resolution Zoom: The Super-Resolution Zoom increases
the effective zoom power without compromising image quality. The zoom ratio
depends upon the selected image size. The Super-Res zoom extends the total zoom
to 8x (16M), 5.8x (8M), 9.6x (3M), and 16x (VGA).
3.0" Monitor: The camera is equipped with a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor with approximately
460,000 dots. The monitor
features several protective coatings to reduce glare and to prevent scratches.
Like the lens, a special water-repellent coating prevents water from remaining
on the monitor. The TG-3 offers a 5-level monitor brightness adjustment in the menu.
iHS: iHS technology is a combination of the high-sensitivity,
high-speed 1/2.3" 16MP backlit CMOS sensor and the exceptionally fast TruePic VII
image processor. The result is fast auto focusing, an enhanced iAuto shooting
mode that recognizes multiple scenes and subjects, and Super Resolution Zoom
that lets you zoom in farther than the optical zoom without degrading the image.
Wi-Fi: The TG-3 has Wi-Fi for remote camera operation and
easy file sharing. It has its own built-in Wireless LAN, so you don't have to
connect to a network. Using the free Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app on your
smartphone, you can easily share still images and movies to iOS and Android
mobile devices. GPS location information can be used to geotag photos. From a
compatible mobile device, you can remotely take pictures and choose the settings
for the self-timer, white balance, exposure (ISO, shutter speed, aperture),
shooting and drive modes, and AF area.
Note: Olympus Image Share is available for Android
mobile devices (Android 2.3 and up) from Google Play, and for iPhone, iPad,
and iPod touch with iOS 5.0 or later from the Apple App Store.
GPS: The TG-3 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System)
receiver, which can record location information onto your photos and movies.
Using applications such as Olympus Viewer 3 or OI. Track, 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 Stylus TG-3 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 (approximately 36MB). Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
Movies are recorded in MOV (H.264) with sound.
EyeFi: The TG-3 is compatible with commercially available
EyeFi 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.
Image Stabilization: The camera utilizes Sensor-shift
Image Stabilization, so you can capture sharp,
blur-free images, even if your subject is moving.
The focus range for the normal shooting mode is 3.6" to infinity (W-T). In the Microscope mode, you can record images from
0.36" to 3.6" away.
White Balance: The Stylus TG-3 offers the following White
Balance presets: WB Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
and Underwater. You can also set and store two custom white balance settings
(One Touch 1 and 2) based on an
AF Illuminator: The camera has an AF 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.
- LED On: Turns on the LED illuminator for close up
- Remote Control: Allows you to take pictures with a
wireless flash by remote control. The camera's built-in flash communicates
between the camera and the remote flash.
- 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
camera shake. You can also customize the self-timer by setting the delay (1-30
seconds), number of pictures (1-10), and the interval between multiple pictures
(1, 2, or 3).
Power Requirements: The Stylus TG-3 operates on an LI-92B
rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.6V, 1350mAh). An AC adapter (F-2AC-1B) is supplied to
charge the LI-92B in the camera or operate the camera on AC power. The camera can take up to approximately
380 photos with
fully charged battery. Charging time is approximately 5 hours. The camera can
also charge while it is connected to a computer via USB.
Resolution: The Stylus TG-3 can record still images in
four aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, and 1:1. Two image quality (compression)
settings can be selected: Fine and Normal. Movies are recorded in 16:9 and 4:3,
with or without sound. Available image sizes include:
|4:3 ||16:9 ||3:2 ||1:1 |
|4608 x 3456 ||4608 x 2592 ||4608 x 3072 ||3456 x 3456 |
|3200 x 2400 ||3200 x 1800 ||3216 x 2144 ||2400 x 2400 |
|1920 x 1440 ||1920 x 1080 ||1920 x 1280 ||1440 x 1440 |
|640 x 480 ||640 x 360 ||624 x 416 ||480 x 480 |
- 1920 x 1080p: 16:9 aspect ratio
- 1280 x 720p: 16:9 aspect ratio
- VGA 640 x 480: 4:3 aspect ratio
- HS 640 x 480: High speed 120 fps
- HS 320 x 240: High speed 240 fps
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.
- Microscope: Images can be taken from up to 1 centimeter
(0.36") away. Sub modes include: Focus Stacking, Focus Bracket, and
- Scene: Lets you select from the following pre-programmed
settings: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Interval Shooting, Handheld
Starlight, Night Scene, Night+Portrait,
Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow,
Snapshot, Underwater Modes (Wide 1 and 2 and Macro), Snow, Panorama, and Backlight HDR.
- A Mode (Aperture Mode): When an aperture value is set,
the camera automatically sets an appropriate shutter speed.
- Art Filter: Lets you add special effects, such as Pop Art,
Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, and Dramatic
- Photo Story: When shooting, a still image, an image is
incorporated into a layout frame to create a collage. You can choose from
Standard, Speed, and Fun Frames.
- Custom: In Custom mode, you can store shooting settings
for later use.
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 |
|Sequential 1 ||5 fps ||100 images ||16M |
|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 Stylus TG-3 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.
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
- Close-Up Playback: In manual playback, you can zoom in
up to 10x to get a close-up view of the image. When zoomed in, you can use
the arrow buttons to scroll around the image.
- 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.
- Index View: For
viewing multiple images at once, you can create an index display of 20
Outputs: The Stylus TG-3 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.
- 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.
- Rotate: You can rotate the image to the proper
- e-Portrait: The camera can make corrections to the
subject's skin tones.
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 Stylus TG-3 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 (SP3)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8/8.1
- Mac OS X v10.5-v10.9
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 (SP3)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8/8.1
- Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.9