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good camera; questionable sales tactics
on 15 December 2013
Some Olympus descriptions say the TG-620 has the new Truepic VI processor...the asian Oly site completely omits that bit of info, leading me to believe it may have the slightly slower Truepic V (even the asian page says the 630 has the TP6 chip). Either way, the 620 is still more than plenty fast for it's consumer range...but Olympus's marketing tactics seem questionable (at least to westerners).
There's a lot of upgrades from my old olympus. One I'm enjoying lately is the self timer stays on until you turn off the camera (on the old one, I had to keep resetting the timer after every shot...seems trivial, but gets aggravating).
If used a lot, battery life is only a couple days....but my old olympus used standard AA batteries with a smaller screen and only lasted a couple hours.
There's no lens cover, but that may not be a bad thing as they've been known to get stuck with grit. A habit you'll need to get into with the TG-620 is remembering to check/wipe off the lens every time you turn it on.