Olympus TG-3 Review - The Olympus TG-3 is the manufacturer's latest high-end lifeproof compact, aimed at resisting all you can throw at it. Find out if it succeeds in the WDC review...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus TG-3

Overall score:86%
Image Quality:85%


  • Performance; Creative features; Build quality; Menu interfact; Continuous shooting at up to 5fps; Fast start-up time; Battery life


  • Price; Expensive add-on lenses; Some controls can be fiddly in difficult conditions


Olympus TG-3 Review


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Olympus TG-3 Review – Verdict

Olympus TG-3 Review - front angled

The TG-3 tries to do things a little differently, and it does have some very good qualities. Its performance is excellent, it has a good range of features and the menu system is very nice.

Even the f/2.0 lens and aperture priority mode are welcome additions. However there’s no escaping the fact that it’s more expensive than most of its rivals, it doesn’t perform as well in waterproof depth, and the option of add-on lenses is just not that tempting.

Add to that the fiddly controls, unreliable auto white balance and exposure metering and while the TG-3 is an eye-catching mode, it’s not quite the best in category.


White Balance:Auto, 5 presets
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
LCD:3in, 460k-dot TFT LCd
Video:Yes, 1920 x 1080p HD
Sensor:16MP, 1/2.3in BSI-CMOS sensor
Exposure Modes:iAuto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority
Flash Modes:Autp, red-eye reduction, fill-on, LED
Connectivity:Wi-fi, USB 2, microHDMI
ISO Range:100 - 6400
Lens:4x optical zoom, 25 - 100mm f/2 - 4.9
Power:Rechargeable Li-ion
Shutter Speeds:4 - 1/2000 sec
Dimensions:112 x 66 x 31 mm
File Formats:JPEG, H.264, MPEG
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Olympus TG-3 Review - Design
  3. 3. Olympus TG-3 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Olympus TG-3 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Olympus TG-3 Review - Verdict
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