Olympus TG-Tracker action camera test: photo, video, battery life and quality check

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Overall rating 4.3 / 5

A very unusual action camera – the Olympus TG-Tracker ActionCam. It is waterproof up to 30 meters, holds up to 100 kg and can operate in extremely low temperatures (-10 degrees Celsius). In addition, it has GPS, barometer, temperature sensors, acceleration sensor and even a compass.

The peculiarity of this camera is not only in the characteristics, but also in the extravagant design. In other ActionCam cameras, the lens is mounted on the long side and the screen is opposite.

Olympus has a shorter one, and the LCD can be folded out as usual with conventional cameras.

Specifications

This camera model should be of particular interest to divers. Because it is extremely durable and waterproof and also has an extremely high image quality, it is ideal for water sports enthusiasts.

The dimensions of the action camera Olympus TG-Tracker are 9.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 cm. The camera weighs about 181 g, which is slightly heavier than other cameras in this class.

Thanks to the built-in LED, which is quite powerful, dives can also be carried out in dark caves.

Camera sensor

Installed 4K camera lens with 204 degree wide angle lens. This allows you to capture action-packed adventures in crisp shots.

Photos are balanced with a 5-axis IS so they cannot be blurry or blurry.

Menu navigation and recording modes

Menu navigation is very simple and all elements are easily accessible thanks to the intuitive controls.

Even at max 4k resolution and 30fps, the Image Stabilizer works pretty well. The stabilization works on 5 axes, so every action adventure can be recorded without shaking.

In addition, there is of course a loop recording function and the ability to start recording in slow motion.

For slow motion, the following recording modes are available: 0.5 s, 1 s, 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 30 s, 60 s.

Slow motion movies can be recorded at up to 240 frames per second.

The camera will recognize whether you are shooting underwater or above it. Depending on what environment it is in, it will perfectly customize on its own, so you don’t have to do anything else.

Other features

The CSCH 125 tracking holder is included in the package and can be easily attached to clothing or a backpack and is quite easy to remove. First of all, it records various log data so that it can be evaluated later.

The OI.Share app is really cool too. Here you can see the current GPS data from the camera and tracker.

Photos can also be easily downloaded from the camera to a smartphone and shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social networks.

The connection between the camera and the smartphone is carried out via Wi-Fi. The smartphone can also serve as a remote control.

When walking or diving in the dark, the action camera can illuminate the area with a brightness of up to 60 lumens.

Pros and cons

We believe that the price of this equipment is unambiguously justified. The action camera is suitable for almost all kinds of extreme sports, it is very durable and high quality.

Privileges:

  • High quality 4K video recording
  • Comprehensive tracking functions
  • Altitude barometer, accelerometer and temperature sensor
  • Many different recording functions (loop, frame, and more)
  • 204 degree wide angle lens
  • Sharp images
  • Withstands loads up to 100 kg
  • Also, the temperature reached -10 degrees Celsius.
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilizer

Disadvantage:

  • Dear – not everyone can afford it

Conclusion

If the Olympus TG Tracker action camera fits your budget, we can definitely recommend it for you. It is especially suitable for extreme athletes who like to try a lot. Even GoPro cameras don’t have that many advanced features and sensors.

The picture and video quality is excellent and really worth the money. Therefore, we give a clear buy recommendation.

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