Olympus TG-320 14.0 Megapixel Waterproof Reviews Roundup

On January 9 2012, Olympus announced the new TG-320 to add to its TOUGH line of rugged digital cameras. The TG-320 features a new 14 Megapixels sensor, 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28-102mm equivalent), Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof and Dustproof. The rugged Olympus It can handle five-foot drops , operate in freezing temperature up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and waterproof to 10 feet.

The TG-320 also supports shooting dynamic 3D photos in any mode from macro to landscape, and under water, as well as the in-camera Magic Art Filters that enable users to enhance and customize images as they're being captured. The Olympus TG-320 will be available in February and is listed at an estimated Street Price of $179.99. It's available in red or blue colors and is currently selling at around $129.

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Olympus TG-320 Camera Reviews Roundup


Steve's Digicam - Jul 23 2012
"Looking at our indoor images, we see the same image noise, even when using the lowest ISO settings. Once you get to ISO 800, the images are starting to get very soft; and we recommend you keep the ISO below 800 if possible. 1600 is definitely a setting to stay away from unless absolutely necessary. Assisting with your low-light and indoor shooting is a comp..." More »
Not Rated
ePhotoZine - Mar 26 2012
"The Olympus Tough TG-320 produces images which are really well exposed with very pleasing colour reproduction. Detail is good at both ends of the lens, soft in the corners and with some purple fringing in high contrast areas. In super macro mode the camera has a minimum focusing distance of 2cm, allowing decent close-up shots to be taken. Noise is minimal a..." More »
70out of 100
CNET AU - Mar 19 2012
"The TG-320 delivers images that are fine for a camera of this class, particularly for sharing online at reduced resolutions. Photos at 100 per cent magnification look over-processed and slightly crunchy, a trait that we have seen on other tough cameras before. When shooting in automatic mode, colours are slightly muted and not as saturated as they could be...." More »
60out of 100

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User Review of the camera - Olympus TG-320

  • 2014-08-05 07:00
    Three Stars, Elizabeth Faidley
    Verified Purchase(
    We love the versatility of this camera but the battery life is so short….We are constantly out of battery….
  • 2014-07-26 07:00
    Best camera ever, Jay B. Fineman
    Best camera ever. It fell off my bike, never to be found again. Loved it, I'll probably not buy a camera again. Everybody has phones now, I'll let them take pictures and send them to me.
  • 2014-06-30 07:00
    Great camera!, Meghan M
    I bought this camera for my then 8 year old son and it's perfect for him! It's easy to use for what he needs and we love that it's Tough! He has already dropped it and had it at the lake and it always works great the next use!
  • 2014-06-06 07:00
    Very nice little camera, mj34232
    Verified Purchase(
    This is the perfect size camera to have around, easy to carry, very lightweight. I keep it on the kitchen counter and grab it all the time to snap pictures in the back yard. The only down side is not having a viewfinder but you really cannot find that anymore with cameras under $200. I hope the companies work on the screen and being able to see in bright sunlight.
  • 2014-04-18 07:00
    Great camera, Dina Becker
    Verified Purchase(
    I love this camera. It takes great pictures and there are no worries about damaging it with water or sand.
  • 2014-04-02 07:00
    Fantastic, Lisi "~Lisi"
    Verified Purchase(
    This camera was great, took beautiful pictures underwater. This was my first underwater camera. When it came, I thought perhaps they sent me the wrong item. It did not look like what I pictured. It looked like a normal camera. It wasn't bulky, didn't have a plastic protection.
    The year I purchased the camera I took it to the pool, the beach and to Dourney park in PA. It took quite the beating from my kids, we threw it to one another in the pool. They were excited to take pictures underwater.
    It took fantastic pictures underwater and out on dry land. It was small enough to fit in my back pocket. The only downside was the way it charges. It requires a different charger than normal and the kids couldn't see the pictures on the display in the car because I couldn't charge it. Right now, I can't find the charger, which is the only reason I remember about the battery.
    It is a good camera at a great price, but the charger is not ideal. I think it's a proprietary charger, whatever happened to making all chargers micro usb?
  • 2014-04-02 07:00
    Fantastic, Lisi "~Lisi"
    This camera was great, took beautiful pictures underwater. This was my first underwater camera. When it came, I thought perhaps they sent me the wrong item. It did not look like what I pictured. It looked like a normal camera. It wasn't bulky, didn't have a plastic protection.
    The year I purchased the camera I took it to the pool, the beach and to Dourney park in PA. It took quite the beating from my kids, we threw it to one another in the pool. They were excited to take pictures underwater.
    It took fantastic pictures underwater and out on dry land. It was small enough to fit in my back pocket. The only downside was the way it charges. It requires a different charger than normal and the kids couldn't see the pictures on the display in the car because I couldn't charge it. Right now, I can't find the charger, which is the only reason I remember about the battery.
    It is a good camera at a great price, but the charger is not ideal. I think it's a proprietary charger, whatever happened to making all chargers micro usb?
  • 2014-03-27 07:00
    Overall good deal, Christopher webb
    Verified Purchase(
    Great for anything near or in water. Picture quality isn't the best but what you lose in quality you gain in durability.
  • 2014-03-27 07:00
    Overall good deal, Christopher webb
    Great for anything near or in water. Picture quality isn't the best but what you lose in quality you gain in durability.
  • 2014-03-25 07:00
    I have had 2 of 2 break on vacations snorkeling - very disappointing to come home with only a few pictures, r chan
    This is ridiculous. I am writing to spare you the grief of coming home with no pictures (& I'm disgusted with Olympus). I don't ever write reviews, but I am writing now after being turned down by Olympus to honor a warranty on a this camera that was 2 months too late because I only use it only for occasional snorkeling/water vacations & the last one fell 2 months too late.
    I have had it with Olympus cameras. This was the second one to break, on the FIRST salt-water vacation. And I don't believe I ever mishandled it.
    This camera CAN NOT take salt water, period. I am not sure about fresh water.
    It's not worth any amount of money.
    Buy a GO PRO. They are AWESOME & hold up very well. They are worth the money.
  • 2014-03-20 07:00
    Disappointing., juliart "juliart"
    Verified Purchase(
    I have had Olympus Film cameras and they have all been excellent but not this Digital one. The sound quality is poor. Makes a clanking noise which makes the natural sound unusable. Also the word TOUGH is a misnomer. It fell out of my pocket which is about 2 feet and landed on some dirt. Cracked the strobe plastic. Now it is useless underwater. I called Olympus and because it is over a year old they will not repair it. So if you drop it on a soft dirt or sand make sure you do it before the year is up. I would not recommend this Olympus TG-320 Tough to anyone even an enemy! Spend a little more and buy a Canon or Nikon.
  • 2014-03-20 07:00
    Disappointing., juliart "juliart"
    I have had Olympus Film cameras and they have all been excellent but not this Digital one. The sound quality is poor. Makes a clanking noise which makes the natural sound unusable. Also the word TOUGH is a misnomer. It fell out of my pocket which is about 2 feet and landed on some dirt. Cracked the strobe plastic. Now it is useless underwater. I called Olympus and because it is over a year old they will not repair it. So if you drop it on a soft dirt or sand make sure you do it before the year is up. I would not recommend this Olympus TG-320 Tough to anyone even an enemy! Spend a little more and buy a Canon or Nikon.
  • 2014-03-07 08:00
    Great so far, josegve
    Verified Purchase(
    I have not used the camera in a hostile environment as yet so cannot comment on the "Tough" part. The rest is great. Videos are very sharp with good sound. The pictures are also up to mark for the camera specifications. Very satisfied with my purchase.
    Observation: Didn't give it 5 stars because one of its main features is being "Tough" and like I said I really haven`t dunked it in the pool yet.
  • 2014-03-07 08:00
    Great so far, josegve
    I have not used the camera in a hostile environment as yet so cannot comment on the "Tough" part. The rest is great. Videos are very sharp with good sound. The pictures are also up to mark for the camera specifications. Very satisfied with my purchase.
    Observation: Didn't give it 5 stars because one of its main features is being "Tough" and like I said I really haven`t dunked it in the pool yet.
  • 2014-02-12 08:00
    Not what I was expencting froma a waterproof dust proof shockproof camera...., moncho52
    Verified Purchase(
    Bought this camera to have it on the pocket while traveling, the idea was to have decent quality pictures with a lot of reliability (Not having to worrie about water/dust or drops)
    The reality is, although shockproof/waterproof this camera has: Not good quality pictures (I almost could say bad quality)
    and needs a Special cable for charging it.
    The worse of all was that it stopped working just a couple of days after warranty expired... (first the charging cable, then the camera)
    Maybe it was just bad luck, I would say don't buy cheap...
  • 2014-02-12 08:00
    Not what I was expencting froma a waterproof dust proof shockproof camera...., moncho52
    Bought this camera to have it on the pocket while traveling, the idea was to have decent quality pictures with a lot of reliability (Not having to worrie about water/dust or drops)
    The reality is, although shockproof/waterproof this camera has: Not good quality pictures (I almost could say bad quality)
    and needs a Special cable for charging it.
    The worse of all was that it stopped working just a couple of days after warranty expired... (first the charging cable, then the camera)
    Maybe it was just bad luck, I would say don't buy cheap...
  • 2014-02-03 08:00
    DON'T BUY IF YOU WANT WATERPROOF, Tom Cody "TKC"
    Verified Purchase(
    FIRST TIME USING THIS CAMERA UNDERWATER AND IT LEAKED. I TRIPLE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS IN THE 'LOCKED' POSITION AND SAFE TO USE UNDERWATER. I WENT IN NO MORE THAN 3 FEET OF WATER AND IT LEAKED WATER INTO THE BATTERY AND SD CARD COMPARTMENT. ALSO, THE PICTURE QUALITY IS NONE TOO GOOD EITHER
  • 2014-02-03 08:00
    DON'T BUY IF YOU WANT WATERPROOF, Tom Cody "TKC"
    FIRST TIME USING THIS CAMERA UNDERWATER AND IT LEAKED. I TRIPLE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS IN THE 'LOCKED' POSITION AND SAFE TO USE UNDERWATER. I WENT IN NO MORE THAN 3 FEET OF WATER AND IT LEAKED WATER INTO THE BATTERY AND SD CARD COMPARTMENT. ALSO, THE PICTURE QUALITY IS NONE TOO GOOD EITHER
  • 2014-02-03 08:00
    DON'T BUY IF YOU WANT WATERPROOF, Tim Kratz "Kratz"
    FIRST TIME USING THIS CAMERA UNDERWATER AND IT LEAKED. I TRIPLE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE IT WAS IN THE 'LOCKED' POSITION AND SAFE TO USE UNDERWATER. I WENT IN NO MORE THAN 3 FEET OF WATER AND IT LEAKED WATER INTO THE BATTERY AND SD CARD COMPARTMENT. ALSO, THE PICTURE QUALITY IS NONE TOO GOOD EITHER
  • 2014-01-17 08:00
    tough as (paper) nails, Marcin Matusiak
    I bought this camera for my son. He is not a very keen photographer, but whenever he tries to use the TG-320 actively (on holidays) it fails. I have just send it to the manufacturer third time. The camera spent more time at the service center than in my home. It is still on warranty, but it costs time, effort, and shipment every time it breaks. One day the warranty will be gone, and I will be left with this piece of garbage.