LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-3 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-3 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Olympus TG-3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately TG-3 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus TG-3 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Macro shooters will love Olympus TG-3's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, TG-3 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus TG-3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus TG-3 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.TG-3 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus TG-3 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus TG-3 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with remote control) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our TG-3. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus TG-3 is powered by LI-92B battery which provides a shooting life of 330 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, Olympus TG-3 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus TG-3 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Olympus TG-3 is $479.99