Jan 31, 2013– Tokyo, Japan  (Techreleased) – Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is proud to announce the OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-630 Tough. This camera packs waterproof*1, shockproof*2, and freezeproof capability*3 into a tough, but stylish body, along with a quick start-up time, and iHS Technology, which allows users to perfectly and beautifully capture photographic moments. It is scheduled to go on sale from end of February, 2013.

Main Features

  1. A fast start-up time and high-speed AF ensures that users never miss a shot.
  2. With waterproof capability up to 5m*1, drop/shockproof capability of 1.5m*2, and freezeproof capability down to -10°C*3, the TG-630 is a Tough model, built to withstand harsh shooting environments.
  3. With iHS Technology made possible by the combination of the 12 megapixel*4 high-sensitivity, high-speed Backlit CMOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic image processor, high sensitivity, and low noise image quality have been achieved.

The Tough series is a concept model equipped with the three Tough qualities, waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, for worry-free shooting under water, during mountain climbing, and in other harsh environments that other cameras could not endure. With the ability to capture everyday scenes as well as photos in even the most difficult environments, the photographic opportunities are endless.

The OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-630 boasts waterproof capabilities down to 5m, drop/shockproof resistance to 1.5m, and freezeproof resistance to -10°C. Not only is the TG-630 perfect for trips to the beach and mountains, users can feel comfortable letting children carry it. The lightweight, compact, stylish body is easy to carry, and goes in and out of a bag smoothly. Since the TG-630 is so easy to carry around, users can easily take it with them to photograph everyday scenes, like food, sweets, pets, parties, and a girls’ night out. With its vividly colored exterior, it is an enjoyable camera to both hold and use.

With iHS Technology made possible by the combination of the high-sensitivity, high-speed Backlit CMOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic image processing engine, high image quality shooting is available.

In addition to the image quality, the quick camera start up until shooting is available, fast focus time, and fast continuous shooting are realized. Since users can snap shots immediately, it is the perfect camera for capturing split-second moments in outdoor sports, fleeting scenery, or expressions on people’s faces. In dark or low-contrast scenes, it can be difficult for the auto focus to operate properly.

With the 5x optical zoom from 28mm wide-angle*5 to 140mm tele, a wide variety of shooting are available, from expansive landscapes and group shots, to narrow-angle underwater shooting.
The TG-630 is also equipped with the popular Magic Filter*6 and Beauty Make-up*7 mode. A total of 11 different effects for Magic Filter are available, 9 of which can be used when shooting movies. Users can simply select a filter to give a slightly different flair to their still images and movies. Beauty Make-up is also available, offering 19 different makeup effects such as eye shadow and blush, in addition to effects which make skin appear smoother and more beautiful when shooting, or during playback. With these effects, users can enjoy capturing images with an artistic, impressive flair, and make people look a bit more beautiful. This camera is packed with useful features that not only cover tough shooting conditions, but usual situations, such as automatically detecting a pet’s face (dogs and cats), and automatically capturing the shot at the best possible timing.

Main Features -Details

iHS Technology
iHS stands for “intelligence”, “high-speed”, and “high-sensitivity”. With the combination of the 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic image processor developed for the OLYMPUS PEN, high sensitivity, low noise, and a high-speed AF have been achieved. Even in dim light, the camera can beautifully capture images, just as they are seen by the human eye. High-speed processing allows for inclusion of the Hand-held starlight mode and the HDR backlit correction, which quickly captures plural images at different exposures and automatically merges them into a single image. With Super Resolution technology, users can zoom up with minimal image degradation. With Intelligence technology, iAUTO can automatically detect 29 different types of scenes.

AF Illuminator
The AF Focus Illuminator is a supplemental light included for those times when auto focus has difficulty focusing in dark places, or in scenes with particularly low contrast. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the LED will automatically activate, illuminating the subject and improving auto focusing precision. This function is especially useful for shooting scenes indoors or in dark locations.

DUAL IS is image stabilization that employs digital SLR algorithms in a shift-type image stabilization mechanism that moves the CMOS sensor in the direction of camera shake to counteract the effect. By using this function in combination with high-sensitivity shooting, camera shake and subject blur is effectively reduced, providing double image stabilization.

Full High-Definition Movies*9 (MOV/H.264)
Full High-definition size 1920 x 1080 movies, and an extremely good compression format for Computers. With MOV and H.264 formats, longer movies can be shot more smoothly and beautifully. With a dedicated movie button, starting and stopping movies is easy with a single touch. The TG-630 is also equipped with Multi-Motion Movie IS image stabilization. Because this function corrects for the gradual camera shake that commonly occurs when shooting a movie while walking, users can more fully enjoy shooting beautiful, high-quality movies. With an available 240 fps*10 shooting speed, movies appear as slow motion in playback.

Magic Filter
The popular Magic Filter is available on this model. Users can choose from up to 11 different filters, such as: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish-eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, and Dramatic. Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish-eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, and Dramatic can also be used when shooting movies.

Beauty Mode
Beauty Mode allows users to apply the desired makeup effect to up to three people at the same time during shooting or playback, and to register 3 favorite patterns of makeup for ease of use.
This function offers a full range of 19 different makeup effects that will make women happy. In a menu screen designed to be similar to a cosmetic palette, effects such as blush, eye shadow, false eyelashes, and eye color and sizes can be changed and applied easily, along with effects to make faces appear smaller, and lifting effects to make subjects more beautiful.

Pet Mode (Scene Mode)*11
Dogs and cats are automatically detected. By selecting Pet-cat or Pet-dog modes, the camera will automatically detect cats or dogs and focus on their faces. Up to ten dog or cat faces can be detected. Capture pets’ cute expressions. With Auto Shutter, the camera will automatically shoot when a pet faces the camera head-on. With this function, users won’t miss the whimsical antics of their pets. (Auto Shutter can detect only one pet.)

Smartphone Application: OLYMPUS Image Share
With the iPhone and Android compatible smartphone application OLYMPUS Image Share, and the Toshiba FlashAirTM*12 SDHC card with an internal wireless LAN, uploading images to social networking services is easier than ever before. Using the smartphone connection function included on the camera to set up a FlashAirTM card makes Wi-Fi connection simple. With the OLYMPUS Image Share application, users can easily load images onto a smartphone via a thumbnail index, add Art Filters on a smartphone, and share images on various social networking services. When connecting to multiple smartphones simultaneously, images can be shared with friends and family.

Eye-Fi Support*13
Eye-Fi cards are SDHC memory cards that contain an internal wireless LAN. Images can be wirelessly uploaded to picture services, online photo albums, and computers.

SNS Upload Function
This function satisfies the demand of users who want to upload still images to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Flickr.
By adding images to an upload list on the camera that users want to share, they can easily be uploaded to the desired social networking service.
To upload images, users simply add recorded images to a list on the camera, and then upload them to a computer. Images added to a list can be searched with a single touch and then easily uploaded. (It is necessary to preinstall the included software (OLYMPUS Viewer 2) on a computer.)

*1 JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (our in-house test condition)
*2 Under Olympus in-house test condition
*3 Number of recordable pictures is reduced in low temperatures
*4 Effective pixels
*5 35mm camera equivalent
*6 Recordable image size will differ depending on the filters in Magic Filter. Filters available for use when shooting movies are limited.
*7 Image size is limited to 5M or smaller. Beauty Mode effect varies depending on shooting conditions
*8 Image stabilization effect varies depending on shooting condition.
*9 Recording time per session is limited to less than 29 minutes. Recording is terminated automatically when the file size reaches 4 GB.
*10 The image size is limited to HVGA(320×240).
*11 The number of pets automatically detected is limited to 1 when Auto Shsutter Release is set to ON, or up to 10 when it is set to OFF. Depending on the subject and shooting conditions the camera may not be able to correctly detect faces. In Pet mode, the flash and face detection of people’s faces cannot be used.
*12 FlashAirTM is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
*13 The use of Eye-Fi cards is limited to the original country of purchase. Observe all the applicable laws of the country of use. Turn off the Eye-Fi setting or refrain altogether from using Eye-Fi cards inside airplanes or in other places where wireless communication is restricted or forbidden. Single files (images or movies) exceeding 2 GB cannot be transferred wirelessly. For any inquiries regarding Eye-Fi cards, please contact the card’s manufacturer.

Other Features

  • Macro LED
  • Face and Back Control detects subjects faces and adjusts the focus, and optimizes the exposure
  • HDMI Output Control*14 enables control of the camera, such as selecting and switching images with a TV remote control
  • iAUTO allows never-fail, beautiful shooting of thirty different automatically detectable scenes for still images and movies
  • USB Battery Charge allows users to charge the camera battery while connected to a computer, and transferring or organizing image data
  • Double lock mechanism – slide style double lock
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi, Flash AirTM cards
*14 Available when the HDMI control menu is set to ON.


Silicon Jacket for the STYLUS TG-630 Tough CSCH-113 Float Hand Strap CHS-09
Silicon Jacket for the STYLUS TG-630 Tough
Float Hand Strap CHS-09
Wearable Case CSCH-92 Camera Case CSCH-107
Wearable Case CSCH-92 Camera Case CSCH-107
Soft Camera Case CSCH-90(Black/Blue/Red) Soft Camera Case CSCH-68(Yellow/Black/Blue)
Soft Camera Case CSCH-90
Soft Camera Case CSCH-68
Soft Camera Case CSCH-70(Blue/Orange/Black/White) Neck Strap CNS-07
Soft Camera Case CSCH-70
Neck Strap CNS-07
Short Strap CHS-07 Two-way Strap CNS-08(Blue/Green/Yellow)
Short Strap CHS-07 Two-way Strap CNS-08