86

conclusion:We like it

86

Finding the right balance between good image quality, durability, and ease-of-use can be a real challenge, but fortunately the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS is up to the task. TechRadar says it "produces images with nice, natural colours that have a bit of punch but not too much contrast," and "images are also well exposed," which Stuff agreed with, saying that the TG-2 "does a great job of exposure, keeping highlights in check whilst still pulling out detail from the shadows." Though it "loses out on fine detail," they say "that's only going to be an issue if you're keen to crop in or blow up your shots." They were also iffy on the video quality, calling it "less impressive, marred by that juddery zoom, not dealing well with panning motions." However, Digital Versus says the video overall is "clean, pleasant and nicely defined." show more

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    7.6
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    9.5
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    8.4
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9.0
PC Mag Jun 10, 2013

The Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS rugged camera is a very minor upgrade to the excellent TG-1. It comes in at a lower price and walks away with our Editors' Choice award.

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8.0
TechCrunch Aug 19, 2013

...the TG-2 is surprisingly fun to use. When you don’t have to worry about water, rain, weather, or dust you can take some very interesting shots. It was especially fun while doing science experiments with the kids.

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9.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Apr 22, 2013

Thanks to strong image quality, and despite imperfect usability, we do recommend the TG-2 for all your summertime shenanigans. But there's still plenty of room for the inevitable TG-3 to grow.

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8.0
Digital Versus Mar 19, 2013

The Olympus Tough TG-2 is a replacement for the TG-1—in fact, it's practically a clone of last year's model! A few improvements should make it nicer to use, even if this waterproof compact still isn't without its faults.

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7.0
TechRadar May 7, 2013

The Olympus TG-2 is pretty good example of a tough camera, but like several others, the controls are a bit too fiddly for use with gloved hands. The screen also suffers from reflections in very bright light, which is a problem if you want to use it on skiing or beach holidays.

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8.0
Photography Blog Apr 15, 2013

Despite being little more than a refresh for 2013, the Olympus Tough TG-2 remains a very solid camera in more than one way, and one that easily earns our “Recommended” award.

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8.0
Stuff Mar 20, 2013

If you're looking for a rugged camera that can do just that bit extra, the TG-2 could be for you, although rivals will beat it for pure image and video quality.

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SlashGear Jan 8, 2013

We’ll start with the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, which is for those who need a camera that will stand up to abuse but still takes good shots. Most times it seems you can’t have both, but that’s what Olympus is shooting for with the TG-2.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 11, 2013

If you're after a tough, waterproof, dust/sandproof, and pretty much "everything-proof" compact camera then, from what we've seen, the Olympus Tough TG-2 ought to be a strong contender for your shortlist.

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Reviewed.com Cameras Jan 8, 2013

The TG-2's stylish physical design and hot color scheme, plus its seemingly excellent image quality and lightning-quick autofocus, create a winning combination.

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