Unboxing the Olympus TG-6! The TOUGHEST Camera You Can Find!

by birtanpublished on April 14, 2021

Is the toughest camera you can buy any good let's unbox it and find out what's up everyone I'm the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so today I'm unboxing the olympus tough tg6 now I've never used a tough camera like this before I'm normally use action cameras but I've got to thinking that there are some times where I would just like some more actual like camera functionality that my action cameras don't give me so I'm excited to try this out because I've heard it can be pretty tough and pretty good but before we unbox this I do want to thank my friends over at B&H Photo for loaning me this TG

6 if you'd like to get your very own there will be links in the description below and I'm just I'm too excited let's get into this I love checking out new kind of cameras I don't see people talk about these kind of like durable just like rugged cameras very much I mean I never have so I'm excited to try it out now I know they do have a bunch of different accessories you can get you can see here all of the options looks like some lens adapters some different functionality I don't know what those are but that looks cool I mean this thing is supposed to be waterproof to a

Certain extent but it looks like it also has a dive housing so much like the GoPro like the GoPro itself is waterproof right but if you want to take it like diving farther than 33 feet you'll need a housing and it looks like this is the same way so I just I've never really used olympus cameras too much and we get some literature not as much literature I mean it looks like they do support literacy but I just can't beyond the literature there that's a joke I always talk about literacy we got the warranty card if you're gonna keep this and make sure that you can

Keep your rugged camera like up to snuff and not worry about it breaking what else do we get we got a come out come on out we got just a regular power adapter USB we've got the battery now this battery looks very similar to the Sony batteries that I use on my rx100 Mark five looks roughly the same size it is an Li 92b model blah blah blah it is the 1350 milliamp hours that's so that is a lot of power for such a tiny battery I'm kind of impressed by that rechargeable lithium Aion woohoo you know what I'm gonna ask

How many of you actually use these straps but that is this is a strap that I might use because it doesn't actually look like a camera strap it looks like if you guys do a lot of outdoor stuff I'm a very big fan of doing outdoor stuff this looks more like a strap that you would use to tie something down on like your backpack or gear like I like that and this is something I would more likely use that that's awesome what do we got here then we've got the cable that goes to the power charger now something that I already don't like is that this does not come with a battery

Charger because this camera for big amount of dollars I mean I just think cameras should come with battery chargers not this thing where you got to plug it into the camera like even the canon sx 740 like they're cheap 4k camera comes with a battery charger just give us battery chargers guys and this is the even USB see like this is a very new camera this isn't even USB see this is regular USB kind of disappointed in that but let's see if there anything else in here or is it just the camera itself that is a hefty that is a hefty camera that's pretty nice though I like

A camera with a bit of heft I don't necessarily like the lightest cameras all that feels amazing holy cow that feels great it I mean it says tough right on the front and you know what that feels I will let it live hold on that was satisfying now I will let this live – it's rough – it's tough moniker because it feels tough like that is a good feeling camera it's got an unlock what's this okay so if you do want to replace like use those accessories that we saw earlier this is one of the waterproof things probably to keep the yeah to keep

The water outside of this so it's kind of like a gasket I like that it's got a little flash it's got a really nice grip says it is shockproof down to seven feet maybe we'll have to drop this and find out waterproof down to 50 feet so this is more waterproof than a GoPro F 2.0 so that it should be pretty well in low light I thought I wasn't gonna like this I kind of just got this to be like oh let's give it a shot try out the toughest camera but just holding it right now there you could the battery with the SD card slot what's

This on the side okay so there's the USB there's the HTM there's the USB there's the HDMI it's on the other side of a waterproof little part of the housing what are we getting your log on or off on got a zoom and that's one of the things right so GoPros they can zoom digitally but it's like not that great this can zoom optically and this has a I don't know if you can see it right there can you see it right there this is a 4.5 to 18 millimeter but with a sensor this size I think this is a 24 to 70 equivalent if you're using full-frame zoom which is I mean for a

Waterproof camera that's pretty great it's got it like I said it's got the zoom it's got a manual dial here that feels pretty done good it's got a mode dial which I'm very big fan of we'll put it in video because it's probably where it's gonna stay the screen is it's kind of sharp on the edges that's kind of weird it's very jagged on the edges I don't know if that would like chip or something when we're out and about but we will find that out here shortly info button playback button the buttons all feel good I do like to be included a

Mode button record button GPS Wi-Fi on top this just I mean the best part about this things it feels amazing let's see if this battery has any power to it let's see what the menu system looks like now the only Olympus camera besides this I've ever used is the em1 X which is like their top-of-the-line like sports photography camera which had amazing autofocus and I did enjoy using it but it just you know it wasn't for me I'm a video guy and I like durable rugged cameras what do we got here please select your language okay English and we'll do this later menu so what do

We got now the screen doesn't flip or anything like that if the more you add joints the more you add movement you introduce vulnerabilities that could like break so is this a touchscreen yeah this is not even a touchscreen again it's a durable camera you can't see it very well but can you see it over there like the screen looks pretty nice like it's got a really nice for a fresh rate what do the menus look like picture folk stacking what do we got video bitrate we can do super fine superfine file sizes will be large that's the way we like him 30 60 so it'll do 30 or 25 it says 60 so

Through 30 or 25 not a big fan of that I'm kind of disappointed movie so you can do audio I wonder how that's going to sound we'll have to take that outside and try but I what I don't like is it's not giving me an option for it gives me a video bitrate but it's not giving me resolution options especially if you're gonna say 30 to 60 okay so is it just like a slow-motion option is that my only thing it's got stabilization built into it I think part of the deal is you're not gonna get in like manual mode I don't see any manual mode look you can change

The with this you can change the exposure compensation which is what we're doing now but it doesn't give you the ability to like manually change it so I can change the exposure but I also set to auto can we change that like in the menus I'm not like super into Olympus menu so this is something we'll have to learn as we go along but right off the bat I'm just I'm a little disappointed like a little disappointed but let's pop it the SD card in here and see what this looks like indoors just in the studio right here okay we have a memory card okay we got

41 minutes of record time so let's hit record there you go there's you guys there's nothing that's just a backup tripod so let's see how does this look so well let's go as white as that as wise as it can go there now where is what zoom in zoom out okay so this is as wide as we can go on the Olympus tg6 again this is just like straight out of the camera where the exact same lighting that you just saw with the g-h five Derek's wonder mark 5 recording behind us the a 6400 above us you can see it right there but this is what the image quality looks if you were gonna use this

As an indoor studio camera which you absolutely would not this is not designed to be an indoor studio camera this is designed to be a rugged outdoor camera which is where we'll use it next we'll make a series of videos about it but this is just I wanted to see how it looks if you do want to use it indoors because it should look pretty good wherever you're gonna buy it as an expensive camera I'm just my big complaints right now and again i just opened the box so i'm sure hopefully i can find these settings inside of the camera I don't

Like that I can't manually control stuff you can do all of these things on a GoPro which so basically what you're doing is you're getting a little bit bigger of a sensor and a zoom and a little bit better waterproofing and is that worth giving up all that other stuff like they still have touch screens they still have good audio we'll have to see but what we're gonna do next we're gonna take this we're gonna hop outside and do just a quick like vlogging test to see how the stabilization looks see how it looks outdoors hey really quickly I was reviewing the footage over on the

Computers were getting ready to edit this video and what I found out was I had the camera set to some kind of 2x mode so this is actually what it looks like when you don't have it sets of two times as wide imagine that it might be actually usable when you're not just seeing like my mouth here like this I mean one of the negatives about using the can without any kind of flip screen is like right now I don't even know for recording but yeah this is what it actually looks like when you don't have the camera set like zoomed in more than you need it to be okay back to the video

See you outside now we're outside with the Olympus tg6 and this is the image quality that you could expect to get again I'd literally just took this out of the box so we are set to shred up ATO everything um I did figure out a few ways that you do kind of get like quasi manual control but this is the image quality you could expect to get I do have it on a Manfrotto pixie so it's a little bit farther away but yeah this is the audio this is the image quality I don't think this thing has stabilization built into it but you can see that I cannot yeah I do so I do like the idea

Of this cam I used to be really big into mountain climbing this was kind of before like cell phone cameras were a big deal and I always dreamed of having a camera like this so I'm very excited to try this out over the next few days see if it's actually any good see if it's something that you guys should get leave and comment below on what you would like to see out of this camera and I will catch you guys next time thanks for watching

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