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Rumored TG-6 specs

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by anchochile, May 15, 2019.

  1. anchochile

    anchochile Nassau Grouper

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    Not sure how reliable the source is, but here you go.

     
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  2. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

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  3. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

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  4. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

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    "Sensor Type 1/2.3""

    I think this is what's going to trigger a lot of ire amongst some consumer commenters, at least at Digital Photography Review's site. These days it seems a lot of enthusiasts are looking for 1" sensors, and consider this size too small. Whatever else the camera does, some people are going to zero in on that.

    Richard.
     
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  5. jlyle

    jlyle Loggerhead Turtle

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    All I want is an upgraded 5050. Is that too much to ask for?
     
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  6. FezUSA

    FezUSA Angel Fish

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    +1 what drrich2 said. For the person getting started with UW shooting it is still a great camera value option in my opinion though. You're only spending $350 or so on the camera vs. almost $1k for the latest offerings from the competition that has 1" sensors, and the housing is also quite cheaper. This allows you to spend some $ on lighting, which will most likely have a more significant impact on your pictures. It is easy to use and to master, has incredible macro ability, and also has a lot of useful topside ability if you also do snow sports, snorkeling, outdoor-sy lifestyle. If you do snorkel, the fact that you can use this without a housing is very very useful. It is also an added layer of protection in case you have a minor leak in your housing.

    I am considering handing mine off to my kids to use. I have 4 certified OW (1 to go!), and all 4 of them enjoy taking pictures topside with 1 of them being a budding artist and 1 already being paid to do some product shooting for a knife company. While I am not quite ready to go to the mirrorless dSLR level, I am looking closely at the advanced compact models, the Sony RX100 V and the Canon G7X Mark II are primary contenders. But I'm also starting to look at the Panasonic LX100 II. The Sony and Canon are 1" sensor cameras, while the Panny is a full 4/3rds sensor; all offer full manual mode. So the Panny will have more light hitting the sensor, but if using lights the other cameras will still be good!
     
  7. peterak

    peterak Nassau Grouper

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    I see no improvement over the TG-5 except maybe a better processor. Would have been nice to at least have gotten manual exposure mode or better depth rating, or anything. While a 1" sensor would have been nice, I agree that that's rather unrealistic. A 1/1.7" sensor would be a step up, but this size seems to have gone extinct.
     
  8. Skeptic14

    Skeptic14 Manta Ray

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    Yeah, the sensor size is pretty much a massive limitation IF you think you'll ever get even somewhat serious about UW photography. I used my TG-4 for 2 seasons before upgrading.

    Of course, I can see plenty of people being content to stick with one despite the sensor size, they can take some pretty good photos, all depends on your goals.
     
  9. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    New Super macro mode, what that means who knows
    Wonder if it takes the same housing as the 5
    Buy this one and my wife would like my tg5
     
  10. kkdenmark

    kkdenmark Angel Fish

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