(FT5) Leaked images and specs of the new TG-6


Days ago a source sent me these Olympus TG-6 images and specs and I missed his mail as I was travellin once more accross Europe. Here they are now:

  Olympus Stylus Tough TG-6 Specifications

Sensor Type
Effective Pixels
12 million
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO ISO: 100 – 1600 with customizable upper limit from 100 to 12800 Manual ISO: 100 – 12800 (adjustable)
Olympus TruePic VIII
IJIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) – Waterproof to depths of 50 ft / 15 m
JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X)
Freezeproof to 14 deg. F / -10 deg. C
Crushproof to 220 lbf / 100 kgf
Shockproof from 7′ (2.13m)
Lens Cover Glass
Anti-fog dual pane
Focal Length (35mm Equiv.)
4.5mm – 18mm (25mm – 100mm)
Aperture Range
F/2.0 (wide) – f/4.9 (tele)
Focus Range
Throughout entire zoom range : 0.1m – infinity
(Super Macro: less than f=5.4mm, from 0.1m to 0.3m/above 5.4mm, from 0.01m to 0.3m, microscope : 0.01m – 0.3m)
Shutter Speed
1/2 – 1/2000 sec. (Night Scene, A mode: up to 4 sec.)
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilization
2.5 EV (Focal length set to 18mm. 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 100mm)
Live View Image Stabilization
Throughout entire zoom range : 0.1m – infinity
(Super Macro: less than f=5.4mm, from 0.1m to 0.3m/above 5.4mm, from 0.01m to 0.3m, microscope : 0.01m – 0.3m)
AF System Type
CMOS Contrast Detection System
Focusing Points
AF Focus Modes
Single AF (S-AF) / AF Tracking / Manual Focus (MF)
AF Illuminator
Face Detection
Manual Focus Assist
Focus knob rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking Function
Yes; Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes
Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow sync. (1st curtain), Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL)~1/64), Flash Off
Flash Intensity Control Method
TTL Auto, Manual
Flash Intensity Control
Up to +/-2 EV in 1/3 EV steps selectable
External Wireless Flash Control
Compatible External Flash
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, FL-700WR
External Wireless Flash Control Method
Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system
Commander Flash: Built-in flash
Channel 1 channel
Group No. 1 group
Monitor Type
Color LCD
Monitor Size
3.0″ (Aspect Ratio 3:2)
Monitor Resolution
Monitor Brightness Adjustment
+/-7 levels
Live View
Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line.
Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off.
Removable Memory Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi Card compatible
Recording Format
DCF2.0, Exif2.3
Still Image File Format
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size
[RAW] 4000 x 3000
[JPEG] 4000 x 3000 – 640 x 480
One Touch Tele-converter
x2 (P, A, Movie mode), x2/x4 (Microscope mode)
Exposure / Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Movie (Standard, 4K, High-speed), Custom1, Custom2, Underwater (Underwater snap, Underwater wide, Underwater macro, Underwater microscope, Underwater HDR), Microscope (Microscope, Focus stacking, Focus bracket, Microscope control), Scene Mode (SCN)
Sequential Shooting
[Sequential shooting H]: approx. 20 fps with selectable 10/20 fps
[Sequential shooting L]: approx. 5 fps
[Pro Capture]: approx. 10 fps
Sequential Shooting Recordable Frames
[Sequential shooting H] RAW: Max. 14 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
[Sequential shooting L] RAW: Max. 40 frames, JPEG (LN): Until card is full
Maximum Recordable Frames
Prior to Full Shutter Press (Pro Capture Mode): 5 frames (fixed)
White Balance Mode
Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 3 Underwater WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White Balance Compensation
+/- steps along A-B / G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
Picture Modes
I-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Art Filters
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key
[except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
Scene Modes
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Portrait +Landscape, Hand-held Starlight*, Nightscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children, Sport, Candlelight, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Panorama, Live Composite, Backlight HDR
6 images are automatically captured and combined into a single image composite
Art Filters
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.)
Soft Focus ( – / c.e.)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f.)
Light Tone ( – / d.f.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( I,II / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f.)
Gentle Sepia ( – / a.b.c.d.f.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f.) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Detail of Art Effect
A. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Color Ring for Partial Color
18 Selectable Colors
Live Composite
Update interval time / composite method
.5sec – 4.0 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
Interval Mode
Interval Time 1 sec. – 24 hours, max 299 frames. Available when automatically creating Time-lapse video.
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
Focus Bracketing
Number of images 10 / 20 / 30
Focus step : Wide / Standard / Narrow
Focus Stacking
* Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
Video File Format
MOV (MPEG-4AVC / H.264)
Video Modes
[MOV] 3840×2160 (4k) / 30p, 25p (Bit rate: Approx. 102 Mbps)
1920×1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p / IPB (SF,F,N)
1920×1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF,F,N)
1280×720 (HD) / 30p,25p / IPB (SF,F,N)
60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps, 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps
FHD IPB (SuperFine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps)
HD IPB (SuperFine / 52Mbps, Fine / 30Mbps, Normal / 18Mbps)
Maximum Video Recording Time
[MOV] Approx. 29 min
Art Filter for Movie
Yes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Time Lapse Movie
[MOV] 3840×2160 (4K) / 5fps
1920×1080 (FHD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps
1280×720 (HD) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
High Speed Movie
1920×1080 (FHD) / 120fps, recording time 20 sec.
1280×720 (HD) / 240fps 20 sec., recording time 20 sec.
640×360 (SD) / 480fps 20 sec., recording time 20 sec.
Image Stabilization for Video
Digital stabilization (angle of view becomes slightly smaller)
Audio Recording
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Built-in stereo microphone
Built-in mono speaker
Live View Output via HDMI
Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)
Built-in (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
Action Track Sensors
GPS (GLONASS, QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, accelerometer
PC Connectivity
USB 2.0 (Micro-B)
Micro HDMI (Type D)
PictBridge Easy Print
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Battery Type
LI-92B Li-ion battery
AC Adapter
Sleep Mode
Available (1 / 3 / 5 min. off)
Battery Life
Approx. 340 images
Approx. 50 minute video (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 110 minute video (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
Self Timer
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (wait time: 1-30sec., number of shots: 1-10, shot interval: 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3sec.)
34 selectable languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Dimensions (WxHxD)
113 x 66 x 31.9mm (4.45 x 2.60 x 1.26″) (based on CIPA standards, excludes protrusions)
Approx. 253g (8.92 oz) (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)

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A wet night in Perth, Scotland.
OMD EM1ii with 12-40mm lens. ISO200, f/6.3, 2 seconds.

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