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Olympus Stylus TG-2 iHS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Old Model)

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  • High-Speed, Ultra-Bright f2.0 Lens
  • Waterproof 15m/50ft; Shockproof 2.1m/6.9ft; Crushproof 100kgf/220lbf; Freezeproof -10C/14F; Dustproof, Water-repellant Lens
  • GPS and e.Compass, Manometer, Automatic Underwater Balance, Magic Art Filters
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1.1 x 2.6 inches ; 8.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00AQ2BWP4
  • Item model number: V104120BU000
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 7, 2013

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer



12 MEGAPIXELS | 4X WIDE ZOOM/8X SR ZOOM

DEMAND MORE THAN DURABILITY

The most sophisticated rugged point-and-shoot on the market, the Olympus TG-2 iHS was designed with the serious photographer in mind. In addition to its Shockproof (7ft/2.1m), Crushproof (220lbf/100kgf), Freezeproof (14°F/-10°C), Dustproof design, the TG-2 iHS dives deeper than ever before with an astounding waterproof depth rating of 50 feet (15m) without a housing. But don’t be fooled, this camera's not only for the avid scuba diver, it’s for active photographers who won't sacrifice image quality and performance. The TG-2 iHS is the only rugged camera on the market equipped with an ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens*, allowing you to capture dramatic low light and high-speed action shots. Paired with a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic™ VI Image Processor that fuel Olympus' cutting-edge iHS Technology, you'll get amazing pro image quality and 1080p Full HD Videos in places that your DSLR camera just can’t risk travelling. And with advanced functions like Aperture Priority mode, you’ll have even more control to capture the exact images that you want! Added features like next generation GPS & e.Compass, a 3.0" OLED monitor, Linear PCM Stereo audio recording, High-Speed Sequential Shooting up to 60 frames per second**, four underwater scene modes and two custom modes make this adventure cam stand out in the crowd! Looking for more? The TG-2 iHS is the only rugged camera to feature system expandability to put even more photographic control in your hands; use the telephoto converter lens to achieve even greater optical zoom range and artistic blur or the wide-angle fisheye lens for more expansive views, especially underwater. The completely waterproof system allows you to take your photography to places that your pro system can only dream of going.

SUPERIOR OPTICS

Superior Optics

High-Speed, Ultra-Bright f2.0 Lens
The TG-2 iHS is the only rugged camera on the market to include an ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens* so you can capture scenes that were previously "impossible" with a point & shoot. This new lens strengthens the camera’s shooting capabilities making high-quality images and blazing fast shutter speeds possible even when a flash cannot be used or when shooting fast action or in low light.

3.0" 610K OLED Monitor
This 3.0", high-resolution OLED display (610K dots) provides excellent visibility outdoors enabling you to compose the perfect shot even in direct sunlight. And several protective coatings help to prevent scratches and cut down on reflective glare from bright lights and sun.

LIFEPROOF

Lifeproof

Waterproof 50ft/15m
The TG-2 iHS crushes the notion that cameras are easily damaged by water and humidity. The Olympus-original complete sealing system and double lock construction borrowed from Olympus’ long history of manufacturing underwater housings ensures that the TG-1 iHS is completely waterproof down to a new depth of 50ft. Even on land, the TG-2 iHS ensures that you’ll never miss an awesome shot just because of heavy rain or snow.

Shockproof 7ft/2.1m
The shockproof structure of the TG-2 iHS ensures that your investment is protected. Carefully sandwiched between two protective frames, the lens and camera unit remain unfazed by bumps, drops, falls and other impacts. Even after repeated drops, critical camera components and functions like the lens, shutter, aperture and auto-focus remain safe. Drop, pick up, and keep on shooting.

Crushproof 220lbf/100kgf
No case, no problem! With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the TG-2 iHS withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are always protected.

Freezeproof 14°F/-10°C
Keep shooting outdoors even in the winter. The TG-2 iHS is designed to keep operating at below freezing temperatures, safe from the two most common problems when shooting in cold weather: lens condensation and auto zoom malfunction. Hit the slopes, fire up your snowmobile, or break out the skates, because with the TG-2 iHS by your side, you’ll never miss those awesome wipe out moments.

Dustproof
Don’t let a little wind and dust ruin your plans – or your camera! Take photos confidently in the driest conditions without worrying about destructive dirt and dust

Water-repellent Lens Coating
Splash after splash, never worry about water droplets obstructing your images thanks to the water-repellent lens coating that prevents water from remaining on the lens surface. And because it’s applied to the OLED monitor as well, composing shots in the rain or while riding the waves will be a breeze.

Double Lock Durability
With all the care that is put in to protecting the inner workings of your camera, it would be a shame for the system to fail because the battery door opens unintentionally. Thanks to the multi-directional, double-lock mechanism, your camera is protected from accidental openings under water.

OUTSTANDING IMAGE QUALITY

iHS Technology
Microscopic Macro Mode

iHS Technology
A powerful, DSLR-quality Image Processor and a cutting-edge BSI CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance, blazing fast autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and Super-Resolution Zoom.

Aperture Priority Mode
For added flexibility and creative control, Aperture Priority Mode allows you to manually adjust the aperture for optimal results. Simply set the mode dial to "A", to make adjustments.

1080p Full HD Video with HDMI Output & Control
A simple, one-touch button allows you shoot clear, crisp full HD videos in 1080p right from your camera.

Microscopic Macro Mode
Check out every minute detail of your subjects by employing Macroscopic Macro Zoom. Combining the optical zoom and super resolution zoom, macro shooting factors equal to 7 to 14x (35mm conversion) are possible from a distance of 1 cm. Capture every nook and cranny with stunning clarity to bring you even closer to the microscopic world around us!

High-Speed Sequential Shooting
Shoot like a pro! With 5fps high-speed burst shooting, nail the perfect shot by taking a quick sequence of images at the touch of a button. Still afraid you’ll miss a moment? At 3MP, the frame rate increases to an astounding 60 shots per second. You’ll have so many great shots, you won’t be able to share just one!

Enhanced iAuto
In iAuto mode, the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and situation to identify the scene you’re shooting – up to 30 different scenes including Night, Sport, Beach and Snow, Underwater Snapshot and Backlight HDR – and adjusts the settings for ideal results. Leave it up to the TG-2 iHS to choose optimum settings so you can focus on capturing that amazing shot.

SYSTEM EXPANDABILITY

System Expandability

LENS ACCESSORIES THAT TAKE
FUNCTIONALITY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.


Fisheye Converter Lens
Achieve panoramic wide-angle shots without sacrificing the brightness of the f2.0 lens. Even in darker underwater scenes down to 50ft., you can shoot wider, more dynamic images that beautifully reproduce underwater scenery. Waterproof to 50ft.

Don’t forget the adapter for your Fisheye or Tele Converter Lens! Already have a stash of favorite lens filters? The converter adapter can accommodate any 40.5mm filter.

Underwater Housing
50 feet not deep enough for you? Dive to depths of 135 feet (45m) with the Olympus PT-053 underwater housing, designed specifically for the TG-2 iHS. Featuring a large, responsive shutter button, precision zoom lever and a tight O-ring main seal with safety lock, the PT-053 allows divers, from beginner to dive master, to capture worry-free images of unique underwater scenes.

Customize your TG-2 iHS
The TG-2 iHS ships with a premium wrist strap and two front lens rings - one in red, one in black - so you can change up the look of your camera.

EXTREME VERSATILITY

Extreme Versatility

GPS & e.Compass
The ideal travel guide. With the GPS and e.compass functions on the TG-2 iHS, location and landmark information will be displayed and recorded along with the image. The TG-2 iHS is also equipped with a logging function so you can track the route taken from recorded images by using applications such as Google Earth and Picasa. And with the brand new LI-90 battery, you’ll worry less about battery life and more about your next destination.

Manometer
Mark your spot on the map with the built-in manometer. Records elevation & water depth and even displays a warning when the user approaches a depth of 50ft.

Automatic Underwater Balance
The Olympus TG-2 iHS boasts 4 different underwater scene modes -- Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2 and Underwater Macro -- each carefully calibrated to allow for optimal color balance, exposure and flash so you automatically get the best results. Beautiful underwater photos made simpler.

LED Illuminator
An LED Illuminator is like a mini-flashlight on the front of the camera to enhance focus and exposure for macro shooting – great for underwater close-ups where light is scarce. The LED illuminator also works in conjunction with the flash to help illuminate your subject in low-light conditions.

Magic Art Filters
Express your creativity with 11 different special effects for your photos and HD videos. Olympus’ Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the excited to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. (Some effects apply only to still photos. Effects may reduce image size.)

*As of December 2012
**at 3MP

Product Description

The most sophisticated rugged point-and-shoot on the market, the Olympus TG-2 iHS was designed with the serious photographer in mind. In addition to its Shockproof (7.1ft/2m), Crushproof (220lbf/100kgf), Freezeproof (14 DegreeF/-10 DegreeC), Dustproof design, the TG-2 iHS dives deeper than ever before with an astounding waterproof depth rating of 50 feet (15m) without a housing. But don't be fooled, this camera's not only for the avid scuba diver, it's for active photographers who won't sacrifice image quality and performance. The TG-2 iHS is the only rugged camera on the market equipped with an ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens, allowing you to capture dramatic low light and high-speed action shots. Paired with a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor that fuel Olympus' cutting-edge iHS Technology, you'll get amazing pro image quality and 1080p Full HD Videos in places that your DSLR camera just can't risk travelling. And with advanced functions like Aperture Priority mode, you'll have even more control to capture the exact images that you want! Added features like next generation GPS and e.Compass, a 3.0" OLED monitor, Linear PCM Stereo audio recording, High-Speed Sequential Shooting up to 60 frames per second, four underwater scene modes and two custom modes make this adventure cam stand out in the crowd! Looking for more? The TG-2 iHS is the only rugged camera to feature system expandability to put even more photographic control in your hands; use the telephoto converter lens to achieve even greater optical zoom range and artistic blur or the wide-angle fisheye lens for more expansive views, especially underwater. The completely waterproof system allows you to take your photography to places that your pro system can only dream of going.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This one was for a gift. Olympus needs to fix this otherwise pictures are great. Sent back to Amazon for refund. Read more ›
Bought this for my first diving trip as a newly certified recreational diver. On land and underwater - the pictures were STUNNING. I loved the features and the battery life. Read more ›
It did a fine job on underwater stills…Above water results were very good, but if that's all you want to shoot, there are cameras that will produce slightly better results. Read more ›
I have had this camera, snorkeling, at the beach, in the snow, in the pool, dropped on rocks, in the desert, with me riding dirt bikes,…The quality of pictures is amazing. Read more ›
But more professional photos with lighting and filter. Video above water and sound quality is very good. As is video below water, but sounds there should be dubbed over… Read more ›
received for Christmas and have not used underwater yet but on land pictures are amazing. What an excellent purchase for a tough, take everywhere camera. Read more ›
The picture quality is fabulous. The magic setting was very fun and produced some amazing photos. Very pleased with the camera. Read more ›
Great quality. Lots of great scenes and aperture mode is great. I have it in the water all the time and no leaks. Read more ›
Lightweight, underwater, what's not to love? I wish that the menu adjustments were easier, especially underwater. There are so many modes that setting just the right one… Read more ›
Good camera. The macro function is incredible--I was able to take amazing close-ups of a hermit crab in its shell. The bells and whistle settings are actually pretty good… Read more ›
Picture quality is good. It has a "low light in movement" mode that is awesome. Video has lot of noisy. Read more ›
Good:I purchased this for rafting. The waterproof function is perfect! Love this waterproof function. Read more ›
Its "panorama" function works well enough, but it's quite a bit…Overall, it's a fantastic camera for carefree use outdoors, and very good for general use as well. Read more ›
Used this snorkeling for hours as well as otherwise on vacation. The pics are clear, and the camera is easy to use. I also bought the underwater housing for diving and am… Read more ›
Fast lens, good picture quality and…I've only had the camera for a few days but from the test shots I've taken, the pictures are pretty good, and the camera is easy to use. Read more ›
A little heavy and slightly larger than some others in its class but well made and easy to use. I take it wade fishing and it took a bath in my breast pocket without mishap. Read more ›
I love this camera. Very simple to use and it takes real nice pictures. It has a lot of fun features to play around with when you have the time to look. Read more ›
Easy to use and takes great pictures. Was not happy with taking photos with my iPhone, so bought this camera. Read more ›
A drawback regarding the video function - although I find that the video is clear and the audio levels are acceptable, on my Dell PC I find that I cannot replay the videos… Read more ›
Easy to use and very user friendly. Videos were great, above and below water. My wife now says this is 'her' camera. Read more ›
Nor is their video as good as what you'll get from a crop-factor DSLR. For what it is, this camera's video output is excellent. Read more ›
This camera allowed us to take pictures we never could have gotten otherwise. The pictures are very very good outside, and the video is pretty good as well. Never took… Read more ›
Small sensor noise and smearing from noise reduction degrade the image to some extent…The video quality is good but audio suffers from some noise during optical zooming. Read more ›
I even tried videotaping during snorkeling & sailing, and the videos were beautiful. Of course, this is not a professional camera used by documentaries, so if you are… Read more ›
BTW, even when this camera was…In lower light conditions, the pics are very grainy, presumably because of the image sensor itself, since the lenses are of good quality. I… Read more ›
- Would have liked an automatic close/open…I think even something manual if I decide to put it in my pocket so I don't smudge the lens would have been a nice addition. -… Read more ›
Scratches: One thing that I'm concerned with is how well the lenses hold up to scratches. Not having the lens close when shutting the camera down worries me. Read more ›
54 yr old photographer here........Had Nikons and every other kind of camera also......This camera is fantastic…I bought it for the close focus capabilities and fast lens. Read more ›
You will also need to be aware of water clinging to the outside of the lens if you need to take pictures…Shaking the camera usually cleared the lens enough to take photos. Read more ›
Bought this camera for my wife for vacation. Easy to operate, fast lens, and tough enough for my wild women. Read more ›
Great camera, quick focus and does well in low light. Been using it in Guam for a few days now. Read more ›
Automatic focus underwater works quite well. There were a few blurry shots, especially when in deeper (darker) waters, but overall, most of my shots are well focused. Read more ›
The autofocus works very fast and smooth in regular indoor lighting. Read more ›
Video - It's been a problem for some, but I took a video while on a roller coaster and although I wasn't zooming (I could barely film and hang on)…Focus was excellent. O… Read more ›
(3) Overall picture quality out doors in sun is good to very…However, If your taking a photo of a person with their face as the subject, their face still lacks sharp focus. Read more ›
It also has great difficulty in focusing in darkened environments, although a user may set the camera for a momentary "flashlight" effect for the focuser to use in setting… Read more ›
This little camera takes amazing photos. The color balance is wonderful and the closeups are crisp. Bought for son who was going to Africa. Read more ›
As far as underwater pictures go, this camera…Colors are bright and accurate both above and underwater, and the contrast is excellent for an underwater camera as well. T… Read more ›
The colors were bright and much, much better than the disposable waterproof cameras we used to buy. It performed ok when in water throughout most of our trip, except for… Read more ›
(4) Good mode for shooting insects/flowers at very close distance (5) Good color on the camera screen (6) The file name is orgainized by date and number. Read more ›
No leaks. The photo quality was excellent , the colors were vibrant and bright and pictures overall were just fantastic! This is my new favorite camera! Read more ›
Great photos, bright colors, under water and outside too. We took pictures in the sea, water parks, on sunny and rainy days, outside and inside places. Read more ›
Pretty respectable. The screen is decently large and bright that you can use it well in direct sunlight and underwater. The buttons main buttons, photo, on/off, zoom and… Read more ›
The GPS feature will be super handy for our long hiking vacation coming up soon. The LCD screen is easy to see. It is nice to have a camera that can withstand the variable… Read more ›
The software bundled with it is good. The view screen is nice and big, larger than my drowned Canon. Takes pictures "fast"! Read more ›
LCD is nice. Camera looks great. Read more ›
I like it takes photos underwater. I like that it is a small size and has a decent screen. But its zoom is bad. Read more ›
BUT... for just a plain happy-snap camera I would have…It doesn't zoom as far, doesn't respond in the UI as quickly, and doesn't have a big and bright enough LCD screen. Read more ›
Takes amazing pictures all around. under waters are…the quick shutter speed is great. all around a great buy if you are an outdoor enthusiast but still want good photos! Read more ›
This little guy went every where with us...pool, beach, snokeling, shallow diving, etc. The camera shutter speed is quite fast for a point and shoot. Lots of fun and easy… Read more ›
The zoom is actually quite poor compared to my Pentex camera. One good point is that it does have faster shutter speed and more rapid photo taking ability for sports. If I… Read more ›
Get a big SD card and you should do fine. The video button just starts shooting videos like a speed demon. You won't ever have to worry about missing any kind of shot with… Read more ›
6) The built-in GPS serves primarily to geo-tag photos and is reasonably accurate. It takes a few minutes to lock-on and you won't get information like speed, bearing, etc. T… Read more ›
So far the results are exceeding my expectations, particularly the telephoto which allows optical zooming to roughly 170mm (as I understand it the digital zoom gets you… Read more ›
We took it to a concert a few months ago…It could not focus and when I could take a picture the flash was so bright that it washed everything out in the pictures captured. Read more ›
The "super macro" mode with LED flash is fantastic, especially for underwater macro shots. I use this for snorkeling and tidepooling, as well as for photographing insects… Read more ›
The camera does great as long as…If you are wanting a camera with a good flash for all around use, including night shots, you might want to consider a different option. Read more ›
It takes very good pictures, there's no shutter lag, it focuses quickly, it has a built in LED light, the flash works amazingling well indoors, it has an attachable… Read more ›
I ended up…Do yourself a favor and buy a disposable underwater camera at the grocery store; you will get about the same quality photos for a much more reasonable price. Read more ›
Deepest dive was bout 46 feet which is within the limits. I would recommend this as a great value for a dive camera. Pictures were very good. Read more ›
The biggest problem I see is that the gorgeous…So anyways the camera is pretty awesome for the price and quality of pics in daytime or underwater is exceptionally good. I… Read more ›
great photos, kinda pricey. I love being able to use it with lenses with adapters and as a pocket camera. Read more ›
Again I am…Two reasons, the SD card is available almost anywhere at a reasonable price, and the next reason is, I use a lot of Trail Cameras and they all use SD cards. Y… Read more ›
Camera takes good pictures but it leaks water to inside the camera so lens gets foggy. Battery life is good. Underwater pics are fair. Read more ›
The waterproof doors on the Olympus are more robust than those on my old DMC-TS3. 9) Battery Life is Awesome. You can use it all day and not really worry about the battery… Read more ›
It's everything I had hoped for. Super photos, easy to use, battery lasts 2 days in constant use. lens ring falls off alot Read more ›
I thought that my camera had suddenly died for no reason, not sure how it happened but someone took the battery out and, since Olympus doesn't design very well, turned the… Read more ›
Battery life was great, on each excursion I took a few hundred pictures, several panaoramic shots and assorted videos and the battery lasted all morning and afternoon, and… Read more ›

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332 of 336 people found the following review helpful By Eric Romaine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 12, 2013
Color Name: Black
Let me start my review with some background information. I've been a professional photographer for the last 10 years and a digital-camera enthusiast since they started becoming available. I shoot with heavy, bulky, expensive equipment when I'm working, but when I'm having a good time with my family I look for something a little different in a camera.

Right now, most of us have phones that take pretty good pictures when in good light. The problem with phones, and other point-and-shoot cameras is that you can't get in on the action very well as you're using them. They're fine if you want to be the one who's on the sideline trying to get the people having fun to look at you.

If you're like me, this isn't good enough. I take pictures for a living, so the last thing I want to do is take more and miss out on all of the fun moments with my family. This is why I have been snatching up the "tough"-style cameras every year in search of one to love. After owning several Canons, Nikons, and even waterproof housings, last year I finally found what I felt was the *perfect* take-anywhere camera: the Olympus TG-1. Over the last 12 months, I have really given it a beating and it's still working perfectly. In fact, last month I just got back from a trip to the Great Barrier Reef where it took some of the most incredible pictures you can imagine.

Of course, when I saw there was an update to my beloved TG-1, I knew I had to have one. Fast forward to two weeks ago and my package arrived.
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183 of 196 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 20, 2013
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
PROS

Fast lens. Probably the single most defining feature of this camera as compared to other waterproof options available today.

Takes pictures immediately when you press down the shutter. Very responsive.

Built very well. Bigger than some other waterproof cameras, but feels much more sturdy. I like the trade-off.

Looks nice. Red color is dark, perhaps crimson. Nicely done.

Compartments lock, just like the TG-1, so as to ensure no unwanted openings.

Picture quality is excellent for a point and shoot. Lower light photos are okay. I shoot most low light with a DSLR, and this doesn't really compare, but it is better than the average point and shoot camera.

Flash is quick.

Menu/screens are nicely done. Easy to navigate. That can't be said for all waterproof point and shoot cameras. Olympus has done this well. Viewing screen is pretty clear, too. I like it.

Ability to take it anywhere. This alone has merit. But there's not much use in taking a "lifeproof" camera places if it can't keep up to some minimum standards for photos. The 2.0 lens really helps allow light in for low light situations, and it is exceptional for snapping photos right when you want. Not two or three seconds after you press the shutter.

CONS

Video noise. I bought the TG-1 two separate times. The first time I thought there might be an issue with the unit I had. The video was noisy and had a ticking/jack hammer type sound. Not sure what it was. I returned it and gave the TG-1 another chance. Second time--same thing. Major bummer. Hoping the TG2 would be better, I bought it the first day it became available. The TG2 has improved upon the video noise issues, but hasn't eliminated them.
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133 of 143 people found the following review helpful By MRN on March 9, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I have used a (highly reviewed) 10MP f2.8 Canon SD790 from 2009 for the past few years, and have sought an upgrade due to common issues with such small point-and-shoot cameras (1) effects (vignetting, blurring) from lens aberrations that were especially noticeable in landscape photography (2) fragile construction. There have also been many circumstances when I have not been able to use the camera due to moisture or excessive dust during outdoor activities.

(Note: Before discovering the TG series, I was convinced to buy either the Panasonic LX7 or Sony RX100 for sake of their extremely high image quality.)

Photo Performance: small but noticeable upgrade
At first glance, the SD790 photos seemed to be better with bolder colors and better definition. But on closer inspection, the difference is only due to a lower average exposure on the SD790, and higher processor contrast. Carefully analyzing small leaves and tree trunks, the TG-2 does show much more detail. On 0% zoom, test photos do show some pixel distortion in the 4 corners of the shot, but zooming in a tiny bit (about 10%) is enough to remove the distortions from your shot. Low light photos give great colors, and the f2.0 lens is way better than most cameras, but the noise level will never be DSLR quality; head to the Sony RX100 or bigger if that is your priority.
I have not used the super macro yet, but professional reviews claim it is very good.

Add-on Lenses: extra expensive plus
The two extra lenses are probably not quite worth the $110 each, considering that you also need a $20 adapter (I recommend 1 each). They are both small, high quality glass.
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