OM System Tough TG-7

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    Highlights

    • 12 MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 25 Focus Points
    • Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fixed Screen
    • 20.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Built-in Flash
    • Built-in GPS
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    OM System Tough TG-7 was announced in 2023 and is a 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) Standard Compact camera with 12 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 12,800. The camera has a Fixed 3.0" screen with 1,040k dot resolution. It has an image stabilization.

    OM System Tough TG-7 can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of OM System Tough TG-7.

    PROS

    •   Cheap
    •   Video Capture
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   Built-in Flash
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 253 g (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz)
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Low Resolution Sensor - 12 Megapixel
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   No IP Streaming
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Short Battery Life - 330 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing OM System Tough TG-7 to its predecessor Tough TG-6 and displaying the major changes.

    DOWNGRADES OM System Tough TG-7 vs Olympus Tough TG-6
    More Expensive $549 vs $449/£449
    IP Streaming vs
    Shorter Battery Life 330 shots vs 340 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit OM System Tough TG-7 vs Tough TG-6.

    Screen

    Fixed screen

    OM System Tough TG-7 has a 3.0" Fixed screen with 1,040k dot resolution.

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    OM System Tough TG-7 features a 12 megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 6.17 x 4.55 mm and a total area of 28.1 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 12,800.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with TruePic VIII processor and can take pictures up to 4000 x 3000 resolution.


    Image Stabilization

    The camera has an image stabilization with 2.5 stops of compensation.

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    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in GPS

    OM System Tough TG-7 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) technology which allows you to automatically tag the location where you took your photos. You can later categorize, organize, and search for photos based on location. This is very useful for travel and outdoor photographers for documenting the locations where images were captured.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in GPS.


    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    OM System Tough TG-7 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    OM System Tough TG-7 comes with LI-92B battery pack with battery life of 330 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support) card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    OM System Tough TG-7's shutter speed can go up to 1/2000 sec. Camera can shoot continuously up to 20.0 fps.


    Flash

    OM System Tough TG-7 has a built-in flash.

    Physical Parameters

    OM System Tough TG-7 has dimensions of 114 x 66 x 33 mm (4.49 x 2.6 x 1.3"). It weighs 253 g (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    114 mm (4.49")

    66 mm (2.6")

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    33 mm (1.3")

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    OM System Tough TG-7 dimensions

    OM System Tough TG-7 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how OM System Tough TG-7 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    76

    OM System Tough TG-7 gets a score of 76 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    74

    OM System Tough TG-7 gets a score of 74 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 330 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    73

    OM System Tough TG-7 gets a score of 73 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 330 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    GOOD
    71

    OM System Tough TG-7 gets a score of 71 and is GOOD choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    OM System Tough TG-7 gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 253 g (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    92

    OM System Tough TG-7 gets a score of 92 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 253 g (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 330 shots

    OM System Tough TG-7 Evaluation

    We evaluate OM System Tough TG-7 and give score of 68 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    68

    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    66

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 66 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Low Resolution Sensor - 12 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    73

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 73 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 20.0 fps
    •   No External Flash Connectivity

    Video

    AVERAGE
    59

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 59 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160

    Focusing

    GOOD
    73

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 73 for Focusing parameters.

    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    AVERAGE
    58

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 58 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder

    Connectivity

    GOOD
    75

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 75 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   No IP Streaming
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    AVERAGE
    69

    We give OM System Tough TG-7 a score of 69 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 253 g (0.56 lb / 8.92 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 330 shots


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