Advanced Underwater Shooting

The dedicated underwater mode for capturing high quality images underwater is now more advanced than ever. Accessories that support underwater photography are also enhanced, with the addition of the fisheye converter lens for circular fisheye photography.


5 underwater modes

This model is equipped with five modes that are optimal for underwater shooting. Simply set the mode dial to Underwater.

Underwater Macro

This mode is optimised for close-up shooting of small subjects. Zoom in close on subjects via telephoto and use the flash for sharp and clear images.

  • The closest focus distance from the end of the lens is 10 cm.

Underwater Microscope

This mode lets you shoot extreme close-ups of subjects from 1 cm away from the end of the lens. With this feature, it is possible to magnify subjects as if using a microscope underwater.

  • Use together with the FD-1 Flash Diffuser for best results.

Underwater Wide

This mode is optimised for shooting in dark underwater conditions. Various settings such as the flash, auto-focus, white balance, and others are optimised for photos with a real sense of presence.

Underwater Snapshot

The camera uses natural light when shooting in pools and other shallow water for natural colours of underwater subjects and snapshots.

Underwater HDR

Multiple images are recorded at different exposures, and composited to dramatically reproduce both bright and dark underwater sections.


Underwater WB (White Balance)

There are now three more underwater white balance options to select from in order to achieve the optimal colour reproduction depending on the depth of water. Each of the five underwater modes has the optimal underwater WB preset (can be changed if desired).

  • Underwater: Shallow
    This improves the reddish cast that occurs in shallow water up to a depth of 3 m.
  • Underwater: Mid Range
    This is a standard setting optimised for water depths from 3 to 15 m.
  • Underwater: Deep
    This setting improves the bluish cast that occurs in water depths of 15 m or more where the underwater case is used.

Underwater shooting accessories

Separately available accessories that can be used underwater include fisheye converters (two types) and a teleconverter lens.

FCON-T02 Fisheye Converter

This fisheye converter lens enables circular fisheye photography. Simply change the zoom position to capture both circular and diagonal fisheye shots. It features a waterproof treatment, enabling further opportunities to capture underwater scenes. The interior of the lens is filled with nitrogen gas, preventing internal fogging due to temperature differences.

  • The separately sold CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter is required to attach this lens.
  • Circular fisheye
  • Diagonal fisheye

FCON-T01 Fisheye Converter

This fisheye converter lens provides 130-degree fisheye shooting capabilities for capturing wider landscape photos. The FCON-T01 Fisheye Converter is waterproof and is most useful in underwater photography where the angle of view becomes narrow. The interior of the lens is filled with nitrogen gas, preventing internal fogging due to temperature differences.

  • The separately sold CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter is required to attach this lens.

TCON-T01 Teleconverter

This teleconverter lens converts the focal length to 1.7x. Far-away landscapes can be captured at a larger size. The interior of this waterproof lens is filled with nitrogen gas, preventing internal fogging due to temperature differences.

  • The separately sold CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter is required to attach this lens.

PT-059 Underwater Case

This underwater housing made exclusively for the TG-6 can withstand pressure to a water depth of 45m. Even when installed in the case, the camera control dial can be used for exposure compensation. The front surface is black to prevent any unwanted reflections. The case supports the use of two external flash units.

  • The Field Sensor System will not operate properly when the camera is installed in the underwater housing. Make sure to set the log lever to the off position when using the housing.
  • Use together with silica gel for best results.
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures in the monitor are composite images.

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