Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Extreme Action Camera

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Product Summary

  • Model name: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker
  • Release Date: 24th May 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Color: Green | Black
  • Availability: June 2016
  • Price: $349.99
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 8 Mega-pixel Super-rugged action camera for capturing high-quality stills and 4K video
  • Waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof, dustproof
  • Sensors log altitude/depth, air/water temperature, acceleration, orientation, latitude and longitude
  • Acceleration sensor flags sudden changes in G force
  • Built-in spotlight (up to 60 Lumen) for shooting in dark settings
  • Underwater detector automatically switches to optimal settings

Olympus expands the outdoor video experience with the latest member of the Tough product family, the new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is the first rugged experiential camera that combines Olympus’s Tough rugged capabilities with an advanced Field Sensor System, a 204° ultra-wide-angle F2.0 high-speed lens and Ultra HD 4K 30p video capture to record brilliant action video with corresponding activity data. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker’s built-in Field Sensors include GPS, a barometric-pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, an e.Compass and an accelerometer. Data logs can be displayed simultaneously with recorded images using the Olympus Image Track app, enhancing the excitement of reliving outdoor action with an immersive, data-rich viewing experience.

Like all other cameras in the Olympus Tough™ series, the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is optimized for the most extreme shooting environments, with five rugged capabilities: waterproof to depths of 100 feet, dustproof, shockproof from 7 feet, freezeproof to 14°F,  and crushproof up to 220 pounds of force,  — no protective case required. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker represents a new category of rugged cameras with its Field Sensor System that’s capable of capturing location, altitude and depth, g-force and air and water temperature while users record videos and still images of their outdoor adventures.

A high-intensity LED headlight is integrated into the camera body for shooting support in low-light conditions. The bundled SG-T01 Steady Grip helps with stable framing during hand-held shooting. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker’s compact body and tilt-out LCD monitor provide for quick and easy video capture, including low- and high-angle shooting.

Field Sensor System for capturing all the action of outdoor adventures

The wearable-device market has expanded in recent years, offering ways to automatically record location information, steps walked, calories burned and other life-logging data. In the same spirit, the new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is equipped with the Field Sensor System, which includes GPS, a barometric-pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, an e.Compass and an accelerometer. Users can select from three different display options on the LCD monitor, including a compass display, level display, and log display, to show the data captured via these sensors. Log Mode records data without video for extended time periods.

1) GPS

The camera uses GPS (with GLONASS and QZSS functionality) to precisely calculate the user’s latitude and longitude from satellite signals. Additionally, Assist GPS can significantly increase the speed of the system’s positioning calculations by downloading satellite information ahead of time using the Olympus A-GPS Utility computer app or the Olympus Image Track smart-device app.

2) Barometric-pressure sensor

Altitude and water depth are calculated based on air- and water-pressure information. When the camera is submerged below a depth of half a meter, the Underwater Detector will automatically switch the camera to the optimal mode for shooting underwater so you can focus on getting the best shot without worrying about complicated controls. The monitor log display will also automatically switch from altitude to water-depth information.

3) Temperature sensor

This sensor records ambient temperature with a high degree of precision. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker captures water temperature in both Video and Log Mode, and air temperature in Log Mode only.

4) e.Compass

This sensor tracks the direction in which the camera lens is being pointed. It provides an easy way to confirm direction when shooting outdoors.

5) Accelerometer

This sensor measures acceleration (g-force) on three axes to record the photographer’s movements. When a preset acceleration level is detected while a video is being recorded, the Chapter Function automatically identifies and bookmarks the moment. This feature supports editing and playback of exciting scenes, like when jumping and landing in intense sports such as snowboarding and motocross. Users may choose from two levels of acceleration or may turn this feature off.

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Rugged capabilities: waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof

With its sealed construction, the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is waterproof to depths of 100 feet (30 meters). The waterproof seal also makes the camera dustproof, so users don’t have to worry when operating the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker in dusty areas. The dual-layer chassis makes for superb shockproof performance, allowing the camera to clear drop tests from heights of up to 7 feet (2.1 meters). Operation is guaranteed in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C), so you can shoot in cold-weather environments where other digital devices fear to tread. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker also boasts a rigid construction that can withstand loads of up to 220 pounds of force (100 kilograms of force).


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High-quality images captured with an ultra-wide-angle lens

1) 204° ultra-wide-angle F2.0 high-speed lens

The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker’s ultra-wide-angle lens was developed using advanced optical technology. Its 204° angle of view is wider than that which can be captured by the human eye, allowing it to record action videos with a dramatic perspective, especially useful for ultra-wide views of outdoor sports scenes.

2) TruePicTM VII for 4K Image Processor and backlit CMOS sensor

The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is equipped with the TruePicTM VII for 4K Image Processor, the latest iteration of the TruePicTM image processors used in the Olympus OM-D and PEN compact system cameras, now with 4K video capability. It quickly processes data from the high-sensitivity, low-noise backlit CMOS sensor to produce high-quality images.

Versatile shooting style and superb controls

The compact body provides for quick and easy video capture no matter your shooting style, allowing low- and high-angle camerawork. An SG-T01 Steady Grip is bundled with the camera to help with stable framing during hand-held shooting. The MC-T01 Mount Coupling comes with a small mirror on the front to assist in capturing wide-angle group selfies. The high-intensity LED Headlight is built into the camera body for shooting support in low-light conditions. Its quick-action operation lets you swiftly illuminate subjects for high-quality imaging. Even when the camera is turned off, users can press and hold the Info button to activate the headlight for standalone use.

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Compatibility with the Olympus Image Track smart-device app

The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi. Using the exclusive Olympus Image Track app, users can easily transfer videos recorded on the camera, along with field data, to a smart device. Users can also display the log data and view images simultaneously, enjoying the experience of the shooting environment during playback. Within the app, the data display can be switched between geographical information and altitude/depth information to best match the scene, and data is saved so that users can conveniently check the information at any time.

Other Features

  • Time Lapse Movie mode for fixed-point observation of movement such as crowds of people, clouds crossing the sky or flowers opening.
  • Loop Recording function for easier video-data handling.
  • Bundled with the UP-T01 Underwater Lens Protector for underwater shooting.
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) for intuitive control.
  • Electronic 5-Axis Image Stabilization for compensation of every kind of camera motion.
  • 4K Video playback via HDMI connection.
  • Remote control and image transfer with the Olympus Image Share app.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker


Number of pixels  
The camera unit effective pixels 8 million pixels
form 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor
Constitution Seven group 7 (aspherical lens: five)
Focal length (35mm camera equivalent) 1.58mm (13.9mm)
F-measure F2.0
Shooting range (from the front of the lens) 0.2m~∞
Digital zoom Wide / water
Still image recording  
Recording method JPEG(DCF)、Exif2.3、PRINT Image Matching Ⅲ
aspect 16:9
Record number of pixels 8M / 2.1m / 0.9m / 0.4m
Interval Shooting 0.5 seconds / 1 seconds / 2 seconds / 5 seconds / 10 seconds / 30 seconds / 60 seconds
Video recording  
Recording method MOV / H.264
Record number of pixels 4K(30p)

1080(60p / 30p)

720(240p / 120p / 60p / 30p)

480(240p / 120p / 60p / 30p)

Video and audio recording system Linear PCM
Recording time About 29 minutes (or, until the file size 4GB)
Recording medium  
Corresponding recording media microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC card (UHS-I speed class corresponding)
Lcd monitor
Size and type 1.5-inch TFT color LCD
Number of dots 115200 dot
aspect ratio 4:3
Brightness 2 stage (light / standard)
AUTO ISO 100~1600
Image stabilization
form Digital 5-axis image stabilization mechanism
shutter speed Auto:1/2~1/24000
Metering Digital ESP metering
Exposure compensation ± 2.0EV, step: 1 / 3EV
White balance
White balance mode Auto, cloudy, sunny, water
Self timer  
self timer 2 seconds, 12 seconds
Tough performance
waterproof 30m: JIS / IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) considerable
dust-proof JIS / IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) quite
Low temperature -10℃
Withstand load 100kgf
Resistance IMPACT 2.1m
Field sensor system  
built-in sensor GPS (GLONASS, QZSS), orientation sensors, pressure sensors, temperature sensors, acceleration sensor
Built-in headlight 20 lumens (29 minutes), 60 lumens (60 seconds)
Wifi IEEE 802.11b / g / n
USB Windows Vista (SP2) / 7 (SP1) / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Mac OS OS X v10.8 ~ v10.11
tv set HDMI micro connector (type D) corresponding
Power supply  
AC adapter USB-AC adapter F-3AC (sold separately)
battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-92B
The number of possible shots
The number of possible shots About 480 sheets
Size / mass
Size (CIPA compliant) 35.0mm × 56.5mm × 93.2mm
Quality (CIPA) 180g Battery, including card