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Questions :

Question :
What are the differences among the TG-620, TG-820 and TG-810?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
TG-620 TG-820 TG-810
Effective pixels 12 million pixels
1/2.3, CMOS
12 million pixels
1/2.3, CMOS
14 million pixels
CCD: 1/2.3
Monitor 3.0 inches Approx. 460,000 dotsTFT color LCD 3.0 inches Approx. 1,030,000 dots
TFT color LCD
3.0 inches Approx. 920,000 dots 
TFT color LCD
Optical zoom 5 x
Super-resolution zoom 2 x 2 x Not available
iHS Available Available Not available
Focal length 5.0 mm - 25.0 mm
( 28 mm - 140 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
Image stabilizer
( DUAL IS )
Available
Scene mode 18 scene modes 22 scene modes 21 scene modes
Magic mode 12 magic modes 12 magic modes 8 magic modes
Movie Full HD movie
( 1080P )
Full HD movie
( 1080P )
HD movie
( 720P )
3D photo Available
GPS Not available Not available Available
Eye-Fi card compatible Available
Waterproof 5 m 10 m 10 m
Shockproof 1.5 m 2.0 m 2.0 m
Crushproof Not available 100 kgf 100 kgf
Freezeproof -10 °C
Underwater Housing
(sold separately)
Not available PT-052 PT-051
Tap control Not available Available Available
Dimensions 98.4 mm (W) x 65.9 mm (H) x 21.9 mm (D) / 3.9" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 0.9" (D) 101.4 mm (W) x 65.2 mm (H) x 26.0 mm (D) / 4.0" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.0" (D) 100.2 mm (W) x 64.5 mm (H) x 26.0 mm (D) / 3.9" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 1.0" (D)
Weight
(with battery and media card)
167g 206g 221g
Color White
Pink 
Blue
Green
Silver
Red
Blue
Silver
Black
Tips:
You can also compare the TG-620 with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- TG-620 camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- USB cable ( CB-USB8 )
- Monaural Audio / Video cable ( CB-AVC3 )
- Strap
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
  * [ib] software ( Windows )
  * OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine mode ( shooting at high quality ) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode ( shooting at normal quality ) is 1/8.
Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
(approx.)
46.8 MB
Internal memory
4 GB
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
12M
( 3968 x 2976 )
Fine  8 663 6.2 MB
Normal 15 1298 3.2 MB
8M
( 3264 x 2448 )
Fine  11 968 4.2 MB
Normal 23 1877 2.2 MB
5M
( 2560 x 1920 )
Fine  19 1544 2.7 MB
Normal 38 3128 1.3 MB
3M
( 2048 x 1536 )
Fine  29 2346 1.7 MB
Normal 59 4692 0.9 MB
2M
( 1600 x 1200 )
Fine  48 3935 1.0 MB
Normal 93 7624 0.5 MB
1M
( 1280 x 960 )
Fine  74 5809 0.7 MB
Normal 139 11087 0.4 MB
VGA
( 640 x 480 )
Fine  249 20314 0.2 MB
Normal 412 30452 0.1 MB
16:9 L
( 3968 x 2232 )
Fine  10 877 4.7 MB
Normal 21 1718 2.4 MB
16:9 S
( 1920 x 1080 )
Fine  45 3697 1.1 MB
Normal 87 6777 0.6 MB

[Movies]
Image size / Aspect ratio Frame rate
( fps )
Storable recording time with sound
46.8 MB
Internal memory
4 GB
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
1080P ( 1920 x 1080 ) / 16:9 *1 30 fps 18 sec. 24 min. 45 sec.
720P ( 1280 x 720 ) / 16:9 *1 30 fps 26 sec. 36 min. 40 sec.
VGA ( 640 x 480 ) / 4:3 30 fps 1 min. 9 sec. 96 min. 15 sec.
*1 When recording in 1080P and 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
Note:
- The amounts of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.
- To increase the free space in the internal memory or on the optional memory card, save any images and movies you wish to keep to external storage (for example, on a computer) and then delete them from the internal memory or memory card.
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi® cards, can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( TG-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


Question :
Where can I get my camera repaired or serviced?

Answer:
Please contact the Olympus authorized distributor or service center in your country.
See the OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors List to find the nearest distributor or service center.
* OLYMPUS Authorized Distributors List ( PDF )


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