Published: February 10, 2013 12:18 PM
By Morgane Alzieu
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough
With so many new cameras landing in our test lab after CES 2013, we have to admit that we're running up a bit of a backlog. It may therefore be a little while before you see a full review of the Olympus TG-630, but the good news is that you can already check out test shots from this camera in the Face-Off.

Olympus TG-630
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The Olympus TG-630 is a little waterproof compact that inherits its main tech specs from its predecessor, the TG-620, including a 12-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm, f/3.9-5.9).

The design and handling haven't changed much either. In fact, one of the main changes this year is the arrival of the TruePic VI—Olympus' latest image processor which should, in theory, improve picture quality as well as the camera's general responsiveness. This processor has already been seen in the Olympus Pen E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1,OM-D and the XZ-2 expert compact.

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Although we didn't manage to test last year's equivalent model, the TG-620, we did review the higher-end TG-820, which used the same sensor and lens combo but in a tougher casing. While the difference in quality isn't huge, the TG-630 gains a small amount of sharpness at lower ISO settings. However, this slight improvement gradually degrades as you up the ISO setting.

Check out the Olympus TG-620 compared with the TG-820, TG-1and Sony's TX20 in our Face-Off comparison tool.

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