Olympus TG-1 iHS Tough camera announced

Today Olympus announced the previously leaked TG-1 iHS Tough camera. This is probably the best rugged camera on the market today.

Main Features:

  • The TG-1 is equipped with a bright, high-speed f2.0 lens. Combined with iHS technology, this lens vastly improves shooting and image quality in low-light scenes.
  • Equipped with the strongest capabilities ever included on a Tough model: Waterproof functionality down to 12 m, shockproof functionality to 2m, cold resistant to -10℃, crushproof to 100 kgf
  • Equipped with iHS, which enables high-speed functionality from start-up to focusing
  • Equipped with A-GPS, enabling high-speed confirmation of your current location. Users can also append location information to images
  • Two types of completely waterproof conversion lenses (sold separately) can be attached to the TG-1: Fish-eye and tele-converter

Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the TG-1 iHS for $399.

Other Features:

  • Underwater scene mode (Underwater Snap Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro)
  • Inclusion of a pressure sensor allows display of atmospheric pressure and altitude (-12 m to 5,000 m)
  • Multi Motion image stabilization support for movies - reduces slow, strong camera shake that occurs when breathing or walking
  • The Macro LED allows lighting of subjects from 7 to 20 cm away with a single touch of a button
  • Continuous shooting function: 5 fps (12Megapixels), 15 fps (3M), 60 fps (3M)
  • Custom Modes 1 and 2 allow users to save shooting settings and call up those settings easily for shooting
  • Face and Back Control detects subjects faces and adjusts the focus, and optimizes the exposure
  • Scene Mode allows for shooting not only standard scenes, but also enables easy shooting of beautiful images even in difficult shooting conditions
  • HDMI Output Control enables control of the camera, such as selecting and switching images with a TV remote control
  • Face Detect AF lets the camera automatically detect faces
  • iAUTO allows never-fail, beautiful shooting of thirty different automatically detectable scenes for still images and movies
  • In-camera Panorama Merge allows users to easily shoot panoramic images by simply moving the camera as directed
  • USB Battery Charge allows users to charge the camera battery while connected to a computer, and transferring or organizing image data
  • Auto Tracking AF automatically tracks moving subjects and adjusts the focus
  • Photo Surfing allows users to search for images by keyword, such as the date and subject (person, dog, cat)
  • Double lock mechanism - slide style double lock
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi cards


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