Tough TG-6

Olympus Tough, Work Anywhere.

No matter where you are working, the Tough TG-6 is built to withstand all conditions. Thanks to a system of seals and double lock construction, water, dust, dirt, snow and cold stay outside where they belong. Additionally, this camera comes with the F2.0 bright lens, the latest Image Processor and hi-speed Image sensor. Generate high quality images while taking the abuse any construction site or the rigors of a crime scene. Standard equipment for many professionals in law enforcement and the public sector, the 8x zoom, impressive super macro mode, and 4K video shooting will work hard in any industry. Besides being nearly indestructible, the Tough TG-6 features GPS so you’ll have an accurate record of where your shots were taken, along with the Date Imprint feature for simple cataloging.

  • 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
  • TruePic™ VIII Processor
  • CMOS Contrast Detection Focusing System
  • Waterproof 50ft (15m) – IPX8
  • Shockproof 7ft (2.1m)
  • Crushproof 220lbf (100kgf)
  • Freezeproof 14°F (-10°C)
  • Shockproof to 7 ft / 2.1 m
  • Dustproof
  • 1,040K-dot, 3.0″ LCD Rear Monitor
  • 4K 30p Video, 4K Timelapse Video
  • FHD 120Fps High Speed Video
  • 20fps Sequential Shooting Speed [H] 5fps [L]
  • Bright F2.0 Lens
  • Pro Capture
  • Microscope Modes
  • Selectable Underwater White Balance Modes
  • Action Track Sensor System & Date Imprint


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Built to Survive Any Job

Bad things happen to good cameras. With it's weatherproof construction, the Tough TG-6 is fully equipped to keep shooting in any extreme conditions. When temperatures rapidly change there is no need to worry thanks to an anti-fogging design that prevents condensation from forming inside the lenses, so you will always be ready to shoot. Add the optional lens barrier to your TG-6 to keep the lens surface free of dirt and prevent scratching.

Technology on the Leading Edge

Record field data such as location, altitude and temperature in real time with action track sensors. Sync your data to photos and video to see the conditions of when you took them in an exciting new way. Use Pro Capture to effortlessly take razor sharp stills of fast moving action with the press of a button and shoot the shots you never thought possible. Shoot beautiful scenery using 4K Ultra HD Video that delivers extreme high resolution, spectacular lifelike detail and vibrant color.

Built to Capture Photos in Stunning Detail

Superior technology and pro-level features ensure vivid color and exceptional clarity. The super-fast lens on the Tough TG-6 captures bright, richly detailed images no matter the lighting. Capture sharp video and stills from great distances with a 4x optical zoom and 2x Digital Teleconverter that achieves a maximum 8x zoom. Use RAW format to save your images to make post-production processing easier.

Get Even Closer with Our Variable Macro System

The Tough TG-6 allows you to get really, really close to your subject with a 1cm focusing distance to capture every detail. Four macro modes make taking beautifully intricate photos easier so you can capture what you imagine. Macro Lighting accessories allow you to elevate your photography with more detail and depth.



Key Specs
  • Sensor Effective Resolution / Type: 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS
  • Processor: TruePic™ VIII
  • Focusing System: CMOS Contrast Detection (with AF Illuminator)
  • Waterproof: 50ft (15m) - IPX8
  • Shockproof: 7ft (2.1m)
  • Crushproof: 220lbf (100kgf)
  • Freezeproof: 14°F (-10°C)
  • Dustproof: Yes - IP6X
  • Rear Monitor: 1,040k-dot, 3.0" LCD Monitor
  • Video: 4K 30p 4K Timelapse Video FHD 120fps High Speed Video
  • Sequential Shooting Speed
    20fps [H] mode 5fps [L] mode [Pro Capture] : approx 10 fps
  • Special Features: Bright F2.0 Lens Pro Capture In-camera Focus Stacking Microscope Modes Selectable Underwater White Balance Modes Action Track Sensor System & Date Imprint
Sensor / Processor
  • Sensor Type: 1/2.3" BSI CMOS SENSOR
  • Effective Pixels: 12 million
  • ISO Sensitivity: AUTO ISO: 100 ‐ 1600 with customizable upper limit from 100 to 12800 Manual ISO: 100 - 12800 (adjustable)
  • Processor: Olympus TruePic™ VIII
Tough Capabilities
  • Waterproof: IJIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) - Waterproof to depths of 50 ft / 15 m
  • Dustproof: JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X)
  • Freezeproof: Freezeproof to 14°F / -10°C
  • Crushproof: Crushproof to 220 lbf / 100 kgf
  • Shockproof: Shockproof from 7 ft / 2.1 m
  • Lens Cover Glass: Anti-fog dual pane
Lens / Shutter
  • Focal Length (35mm Equiv.): 4.5mm - 18mm (25mm - 100mm)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 (wide) - f/4.9 (tele)
  • Focus Range: Throughout entire zoom range : 0.1m - infinity (Super Macro: less than f=5.4mm, from 0.1m to 0.3m/above 5.4mm, from 0.01m to 0.3m, microscope : 0.01m - 0.3m)
  • Shutter Speed:1/2 - 1/2000 sec. (Night Scene, A mode: up to 4 sec.)
  • Optical Zoom: 4x
  • Image Stabilization: 2.5 EV* (Focal length set to 18mm. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 100mm) *Based on CIPA measurement conditions
  • Live View Image Stabilization: Throughout entire zoom range : 0.1m - infinity (Super Macro: less than f=5.4mm, from 0.1m to 0.3m/above 5.4mm, from 0.01m to 0.3m, microscope : 0.01m - 0.3m)
Focusing System
  • AF System Type: CMOS Contrast Detection System
  • Focusing Points: 25
  • AF Focus Modes: Single AF (S-AF) / AF Tracking / Manual Focus (MF)
  • AF Illuminator: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Manual Focus Assist: Focus knob rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
  • Peaking Function: Yes; Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync. (1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL)~1/64), Flash Off
  • Flash Intensity Control Method: TTL Auto, Manual
  • Flash Intensity Control: Up to ±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps selectable
Wireless Flash Control
  • Compatible External Flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, FL-700WR
  • Control Method: Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system Commander Flash: Built-in flash
  • Channel: 1 channel
  • Group No.: 1 group
Rear Monitor
  • Monitor Type: Color LCD
  • Monitor Size: 3.0" (Aspect Ratio 3:2)
  • Monitor Resolution: 1,040k-dots
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Monitor Brightness Adjustment: ±7 levels
  • Live View: Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line. Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off.
Image Recording
  • Removable Memory Type: SD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1 *1 UHS-I compatible
  • Recording Format: DCF2.0, Exif2.3
  • Still Image File Format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
  • Recording Image Size: [RAW] 4000 x 3000 [JPEG] 4000 x 3000 - 640 x 480
  • One Touch Tele-converter: x2 (P, A, Movie mode), x2/x4 (Microscope mode)
  • Date / Time Stamp: Available
Shooting Modes
  • Exposure / Shooting Modes: Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Movie (Standard, 4K, High-speed), Custom1, Custom2, Underwater (Underwater snap, Underwater wide, Underwater macro, Underwater microscope, Underwater HDR), Microscope (Microscope, Focus stacking, Focus bracket, Microscope control), Scene Mode (SCN)
  • Sequential Shooting: [Sequential shooting H]*: approx. 20 fps with selectable 10/20 fps [Sequential shooting L]: approx. 5 fps [Pro Capture]*: approx. 10 fps *Electronic Shutter
  • Sequential Shooting Maximum Recordable Frames: [Sequential shooting H] RAW: Max. 14 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full [Sequential shooting L] RAW: Max. 40 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
  • Maximum Recordable Frames Prior to Full Shutter Press (Pro Capture Mode): Max. 5 Frames
Creative Features
  • Picture Modes: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Art Filters
  • Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
  • Scene Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Portrait +Landscape, Hand-held Starlight*, Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children, Sport, Candlelight, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Panorama, Live Composite, Backlight HDR, *6 images are automatically captured and combined into a single image composite
  • Art Filters:
    Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.) Soft Focus ( - / c.e.) Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f.) Light Tone ( - / d.f.) Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h) Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.) Diorama ( I,II / d.) Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f.) Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f.) Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h) Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.) Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.) Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i) Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f) Bleach Bypass (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f, i) Instant Film (- / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
  • Detail of Art Effect:
    a. Soft Focus Effect b. Pin-Hole Effect c. White Edge Effect d. Frame Effect e. Star Light Effect f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right) g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green) i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
  • Color Ring for Partial Color: 18 Selectable Colors
  • Live Composite: Update interval time / composite method .5sec - 4.0 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
  • Interval Mode: Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 hours, max 299 frames. Available when automatically creating Time-lapse video.
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2 adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
  • Focus Bracketing: Number of images 10 / 20 / 30 Focus step : Wide / Standard / Narrow
  • Focus Stacking: Available* * Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
White Balance
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 3 Underwater WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
  • White Balance Compensation: ±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
Video / Audio
  • Video File Format: MOV (MPEG-4AVC / H.264)
  • Video Modes:
    [MOV] 3840x2160 (4k) / 30p, 25p (Bit rate: Approx. 102 Mbps) 1920x1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p / IPB (SF,F,N) 1920x1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF,F,N) 1280x720 (HD) / 30p,25p / IPB (SF,F,N) 60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps FHD IPB (SuperFine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps) HD IPB (SuperFine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps) *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used. *Speed Class 10 SD card is recommended for shooting movies. *UHS-I Speed Class 3 SD card must be used for 4K video and high speed movie.
  • Maximum Video Recording Time: [MOV] Approx. 29 min
  • Art Filter for Movie: Yes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
  • Time Lapse Movie: [MOV] 3840×2160 (4K) / 5fps 1920×1080 (FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps 1280×720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
  • High Speed Movie:
    1920x1080 (FHD) / 120fps, recording time 20 sec. 1280x720 (HD) / 240fps 20 sec., recording time 20 sec. 640x360 (SD) / 480fps 20 sec., recording time 20 sec.
  • Image Stabilization for Video: Digital stabilization (angle of view becomes slightly smaller)
  • Audio Recording: Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
  • Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone
  • Speaker: Built-in mono speaker
  • Live View Output via HDMI: Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)* *Info display is not shown on the camera while recording
Connectivity / Power Requirements
  • Wi-Fi: Built-in (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
  • Action Track Sensors: GPS (GLONASS, QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, accelerometer
  • PC Connectivity: USB 2.0 (Micro-B)
  • HDMI: Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Print Function: Print reservation (DPOF)
  • Battery Type: LI-92B Li-ion battery
  • AC Adapter: F-5AC
  • Sleep Mode: Available (1 / 3 / 5 min. off)
  • Battery Life:
    Approx. 340 Images (using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, based on CIPA test standards) Approx. 50 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing) Approx. 110 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used) *When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes
Additional Information
  • Self Timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (wait time: 1-30sec., number of shots: 1-10, shot interval: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3sec.)
  • Languages: 34 selectable languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Weights/Dimensions/Bundled Items
  • Dimensions: W: 113 mm H: 66 mm D: 32.4 mm (based on CIPA standards, excludes protrusions) W: 4.43 in H: 2.6 in D: 1.23 in
  • Weight: Approx. 253 g (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards) (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz)
  • Bundled Items: Body, USB cable, Hand Strap, Instruction Manual, Warranty Card, LI-92B Li-ion Battery, F-5AC Li-ion Battery Charger


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