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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II


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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus Tough TG-3
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus TG-850
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus Tough TG-3
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera
Olympus TG-850
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2015
Jun 2014
Sep 2013
Jun 2014
Mar 2013
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact System Camera, SLR-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

If you need better autofocus in a Micro Four Thirds camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a better choice thanks to its hybrid phase/contrast system.

The TG-3 is a worthy successor to its predecessor, and follows it as our Editors' Choice for rugged compact cameras.

Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings, Dust-proof, splash-proof design

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Introducing the selfie to the tough camera

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Waterproof to 50 feet, Excellent high ISO performance