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Rumored TG-6 specs

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

  1. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    I shoot with a G12. My only desire to have a 1" sensor with it is so that I can crop when I can't quite zoom in close enough.

    Backscatter does a pretty good job showing why you don't need a larger sensor for great photos though...
     
  2. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Macro is pretty easy with the tg 5
     
  3. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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  4. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Mine were also without the housing and strobe if i remember correctly
     
  5. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    It seems most of the changes in the TG 6 is in the function or “usability” per Backscatter. Is this something that will help people like myself that are photo skills challenged? In other words, will these changes help the amateur photographer take better photos vs the TG 5.
     
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  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    great question!
     
  7. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    The big improvement seems to be with aperture priority
    I just dont get good results on that setting for some reason
     
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  8. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    I absolutely love my TG-5 for macro, I'm really considering the the upgrade to the 6 for the min shutter speed setting and microscope mode in aperture.
     

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  9. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    For aperture settings I can’t seem to get pleasing results even following Backscatter’s recommendations.
    What do you like?
     
  10. Skeptic14

    Skeptic14 Manta Ray

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    Small sensor compacts like the TG line with close focusing lenses coupled with the fact that for doing macro you should be inches away does a lot to mitigate the weaknesses of the small sensors. That being lower dynamic range, noisy and less info per pixel producing images that can look flat and much lower quality. Those weaknesses are much harder to avoid when shooting portraits of subjects with any size or shooting wide-angle.

    That's not to say you cannot get good photos with these smaller sensors, one of my favorite shots is still one I got with my TG-4 but there is no comparison to the image quality of similar subjects in similar conditions with the TG-4 and the rx100.

    After a few years, I wanted to upgrade because I didn't like that even in my good shots, they just looked flat because of the tiny little sensor. It didn't help that in low light conditions without manual mode you have very little control over the background color.
     

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