I absolutely love my TG-2. Without getting into all the super technical stuff, let me share what I think are some excellent features.
Obviously, the whole waterproof/shockproof thing is important for kayak fishing. It's nice having full confidence that it can get bumped, dunked, and slimed with zero repercussion. I did however add a float to the strap since it doesn't float.
In comparison to my previous point and shoots, the TG-2 has a super fast start up time. When you're on the water or in nature in general, sometimes that moment that you're trying to capture goes by very quickly. So when I turned on my TG-2 and it was ready to go immediately, I was impressed. It also has high speed sequential shooting up to 60 frames per second.
|Shot on the TG2 by Joe Underwood|
The picture quality is pretty good. I'm not gonna lie, my Nikon DSLR is better in this department but the TG-2 definitely holds it's own. It also has really good 1080p full HD video and the 4 different underwater scene modes are pretty cool for those release shots, too.
The feature I like best is the amazing super macro setting.
There are several add-ons that I haven't used but might in the future. The telephoto converter lens extends the optical zoom range and the wide-angle fisheye lens stretches the view (which could be really cool underwater).
Overall, it's an excellent camera for kayak fishing and I highly recommend it.