LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus TG-6 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TG-6 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 Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus TG-6 can shoot continuously at max speed of 20.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
Unfortunately TG-6 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus TG-6 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from. Olympus TG-6 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Macro shooters will love Olympus TG-6's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, TG-6 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-6, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 25p fps with bit rates up to 102 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Olympus TG-6 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
TG-6 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus TG-6 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus TG-6 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) 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-6. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect TG-6 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus TG-6 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 340 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Olympus TG-6 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-6 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus TG-6 Features Compared to Main Competitors