OM System Tough TG-7 Underwater Camera: A Wildlife/Travel Photographer’s Dream- Review

OM System Tough TG-7 Underwater Camera: A Wildlife/Travel Photographer’s Dream- Review

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Camera, Published On
November 29, 2023

OM System Tough TG-7 is a point-and-shoot rugged camera that is part of the Olympus Tough series of compact digital cameras. It is a rugged, shockproof, and waterproof camera. Now capturing all the adventures with beautiful clarity has become easier no matter where, no matter how. This camera also comes with GPS as part of a full field Sensor System that records things like the temperature as well as altitude which is an amazing feature for natural, wildlife photographers. Living up to its name it is also freezeproof so literally nothing can get through it.

Specifications for OM System Tough TG-7 Camera

Specifications Details
Product Dimensions 4.48 x 2.59 x 1.28 inches
Item Weight 9 ounces
Item model number OM SYSTEM TG-7 Red
Batteries 1 Lithium Ion battery is required. (included)
  Image Sensor 12-megapixel Type 1/2.33 inch image sensor
  Lens 25-100mm f/2-4.9 lens
  Video 4K 30p video
  GPS Yes, as part of a full Field Sensor System that records things like the temperature as well as altitude
  Waterproof Yes
  Shockproof Yes
  Freezeproof Yes
  Battery Life 330 shots
  Buffer   RAW 46/ JPEG 74
Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Best Sellers Rank #10,689 in Electronics on Amazon

#11 in Underwater Photography Cameras on Amazon

Date First Available September 13, 2023
Manufacturer OM SYSTEM
Country of Origin Vietnam

Image Sensor and lens

OM System TG-7 Review

The camera has a 12-megapixel type ½.33 inch image sensor with a 25-100mm f/2-4.9 lens. This helps with professional shots while maintaining image clarity and colors.


OM System TG-7 Review

The TG-7 delivers waterproof performance up to a depth of 15m or 15ft. making it a great choice for underwater filming. Its lens and resolution will give professional results even when submerged in water.

Field Sensors

Along with Bluetooth and Wifi, the TG-7 is built in with an array of field sensors to help you connect and share moments as they happen. The camera comes with a GPS, a thermometer for air and water temperature, a barometer, and a compass.

Remote Control

OM System TG-7 camera comes with the option to control the camera from a smartphone using an app. This makes sharing of images, and file transfer more convenient. It also helps with getting the perfect shot remotely from the phone.

Image Interval Shooting

OM System TG-7 Review

With the new 299 image interval shooting feature, it is now an option to create timelapse movies with the TG-7 that is supported by an exposure feature maintaining the consistency of frames even when the conditions are changing.

Pros and Cons of OM System Tough TG-7 Camera

OM System TG-7 Review

Pros Cons
Virtually indestructible as it is water, freeze, and shockproof. Virtually identical to its predecessor, the TG-6.
GPS & field sensor functions like thermostat, barometer, and compass. No touch control on the rear screen.
RAW images, 4K 30p video meaning great resolution.
TTL iESP Autofocus contrast detection helps with fast capture.
Lightweight Camera to bring along on journeys.
Includes Bluetooth and Wifi.
Remote Control with a smartphone app.

Verdict for OM System Tough TG-7 Camera

Om System Tough TG-7 Camera is the camera to choose for your outdoor adventures. Made to outstand all that nature throws at you while capturing those moments and turning them into memories, this camera can prove to be the best travel partner. One can go deep diving with the camera, as well as high climbing. The camera has been made for technology to keep you company even in the wilderness to help the traveler in you. If you are an outdoorsy person looking for a lightweight camera to carry with you for every day, then this camera is for you.


  • What is a compact camera?

A compact camera or point-and-shoot camera is a digital camera designed to be small and portable. It is manufactured essentially for everyday use and travel. They often have auto-adjustable settings for the camera.

  • What is the battery life of OM System Tough TG-7?

The battery life of the OM System Tough TG-7 is rated for 330 shots. To maximize the battery life of the camera turning off GPS between shots and the rear screen use is recommended.

  • What is the price of OM System Tough TG-7 Camera in India?

The OM System Tough TG-7, the successor of the Olympus TG-6, is priced at INR 45,830 on Amazon.

  • What colors are OM Tough TG-7 available in?

The OM System Tough TG-7 Underwater camera is available in two colors- Red and Black.

  • Is OM TG-7 waterproof?

Tough TG-7 manufactured by OM Systems is a waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof camera. It is made to survive the outdoor wilderness and lives up to the tough in its name.

  • What is the country of origin for OM System Tough TG-7?

OM System Tough TG-7 Camera’s origin lies in Vietnam. It is manufactured by OM System and was first made available on 13th September 2023.

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