Tough TG-1 iHS brings a whole new and exciting perspective to professional quality images.
It is world’s first F2.0 High Speed Lens on strong and sturdy camera.
Olympus has a longstanding history of making rugged and sturdy cameras to ensure that you can shoot life on the go without any hassles. This latest model takes that philosophy forward in many ways. This ground breaking strong camera brings world’s first ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens on a sturdy camera so that you can shoot superb quality images in fast action scenes and low light conditions, better than other durable cameras in the market. Since Tough TG-1 iHS is rugged and produces top quality images, you can shoot in harshest conditions without a care in the world. Stunning underwater images, pictures on mountain tops around dusk will be yours to keep. You can also record 1080p Full HD Videos as you ride down a slope and make memories that will last you for a lifetime.
Superior Quality Optics
High-Speed, Ultra-Bright f2.0 Lens
Now you don’t have to worry about images that you couldn’t capture with other point and shoot cameras because Tough TG-1 iHS is backed by High-Speed, Ultra-Bright f2.0 Lens, making it first such rugged camera on the market in the world. Thanks to this lens the shooting capabilities of this camera are bolstered so that you get top quality images and fast shutter speeds even in difficult conditions of low light, fast action or when the flash cannot be used.
3.0” OLED Monitor
Now you can compose brilliant shots even under direct Sunlight thanks to the 3.0” high-resolution OLED display (610k dots), which offers good visibility in outdoor conditions. Protective coatings not only ensure that reflective glare from Sun and bright light is reduced but protect it from scratches as well.
Unparallel Tough Durability
Tough TG-1 iHS is waterproof to 40FT
Who said all cameras get damaged by humidity and water. Tough TG-1 iHS is a glowing exception to that. This camera has Olympus-original complete sealing system, which combines well with double lock construction that finds its roots in Olympus’ long tradition of making underwater housings. Thus you have a camera that’s waterproof to about 40ft and ensures that you don’t miss any moment on land because of a downpour or snow for that matter.
Tough TG-1 iHS is shockproof to 6.6 FT
Now you get a top quality camera that gives you your money’s worth because it’s long lasting. The lens and camera unit are protected between two frames that make it resistant to falls, bumps and any other impact. Even if you happen to drop your camera a few times, crucial functions like auto focus and components like shutter, aperture and lens aren’t affected.
Crushproof to 220 LBF
The double layer construction made of metal frame and polycarbonate resin make sure that the camera and screen don’t break. It can handle about 220 LBF of pressure, which means no more cracked screens because the camera was left in your luggage or back pocket for that matter.
Freezeproof to 14F
This camera ensures that you can shoot brilliant images even in extreme cold conditions where temperatures often sink to below freezing levels. Two common issues with shooting in freezing conditions; auto zoom malfunction and lens condensation are eliminated here, which means you can shoot pictures on your skiing trips or every time you hit the slopes, because those truly special moments are never to be missed.
Tough TG-1 iHS is Dustproof
Imagine shooting in muddy trails or dusty conditions; your camera suffers in the process and doesn’t stay clean as you’d like it to be. But Tough TG-1 iHS has a fine protective sealing, which keeps your camera free of dust and debris even in not-so-clean conditions to ensure that you can keep shooting brilliant images wherever you are.
Water-repellent Lens Coating
Now you won’t have to worry about water drops coming in the way of you shooting quality images because Tough TG-1 iHS has a water-repellent lens coating; which means no water drop will stay on the surface of the lens. This coating also extends to the OLED monitor so that composing shots in wet conditions is a breeze.
Since so much care is taken to protect the inner system, it’s only natural that special care is taken to ensure that it doesn’t fail for reasons like the battery door opening unintentionally. That’s what the multi-directional, double-lock mechanism is for and ensures that your camera is protected from unintentional openings under water.
Superb Image Quality
Tough TG-1 iHS has a high sensitivity, high speed 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor that works in tandem with super fast DSLR-quality TruePic™ VI image processor thus giving high-speed autofocus, improved Intelligent Auto for subject recognition and splendid scenes. Moreover there’s the 2x Super Resolution Zoom, which lets you shoot sensational images in conditions that can be testing for professionals as well. All these features lead to capture of images in difficult conditions with better light condensing efficiency, faster response times; about twice as fast as other traditional cameras and reduced noise to produce unparalleled pictures for you to keep.
Super Sport Mode
This mode makes the most of high speed autofocus and super fast shutter speeds; up to 1/2000 to freeze action. That’s why the camera is ideal for life-on-the-go kind of images. This mode is specially located on the dial for ease of use and captures 5 shots in high speed bursts so that you get crisp images even in dramatic, high speed, high action sport settings.
Low Light Mode
Thanks to this mode in Tough TG-1 iHS you can shoot images in low light indoor settings, outdoor activities at nights and stunning Sunsets without hampering the ambience with flash. This mode ensures that your picture quality is not compromised because of camera shake or blurring of subject.
Full HD Video with HDMI Output & Control
Now you can shoot 1080p Full HD videos (1920×1080 pixels) at 60 frames per second with your Tough TG-1 iHS by a simple click of a button. What’s more, slow motion playback is also possible. The iHS technology used here means your videos are boosted by quicker processing speeds and colour reproduction, which is impeccable. User movement on the other hand is covered by Multi Motion IS to create smooth videos. Olympus-pioneered Linear PCM Recording used in professional voice recorders plays its part here as your videos are recorded with high-definition audio to bring optimum playback results. You can play these videos with ease on your HDTV thanks to HDMI output and control.
High-Speed Sequential Shooting
5fps high-speed burst shooting is the key to getting that perfect shot through a sequence of images by a simple click of a button. The frame rate is boosted to 60 shots per second at 3 MP to ensure that you don’t miss a single moment and shoot like a thorough professional.
Taking Functionality Few Notches Higher Through Lens Accessories
Fisheye Converter Lens
The brightness of f2.0 lens stays intact while you capture breathtaking panoramic views. Now you can shoot wider and more dynamic images underwater to capture the hidden beauties of underwater scenery up to 40ft deep. That’s because it’s waterproof up to 40ft.
Tele Converter Lens
Optical zoom of 4x can be boosted to about 7x with Telephotography of 1.7x. Win brownie points for artistic images where the subject remains in focus and background’s blurred. Moreover you can get to high shutter speeds as you zoom in on a moving subject.
Lens Converter Adapter
This adapter adds to the charm of Fisheye or Tele Converter Lens. And if you already have your chosen filters, this converter adapter can hold any 40.5 mm filter.
If you think 40ft isn’t deep enough, you can get to 135 ft (45mts) thanks to Olympus PT-053 housing, that’s specifically designed for this camera. A big responsive shutter button, precision zoom lever and a tight O-ring seal that has a safety lock, ensures that amateur and professional divers alike can shoot stunning underwater pictures.
GPS and E.Compass
Due to these features, the location and information about specific landmarks is stored with the image. You can also make the most of Google Earth and Picasa to track the route of recorded images. The new LI-90 battery also means you won’t have to think about battery life any more.
The built-in Manometer lets you mark your spot on the map and you can record depths and elevations at any point. And if you are close to the 40ft depth mark, you will also receive a warning.
Automatic Underwater Balance
Four different underwater scene modes, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1 and 2, and Underwater Macro have been precisely calibrated so that you get optimum colour balance, flash and exposure and thus superior quality images.
To boost the focus and exposure during macro shooting, this camera has a LED Illuminator at the front. Underwater close-ups aren’t so tricky anymore and in tandem with flash, this illuminator ensures that your subject can be illuminated in low light conditions.
Magic Art Filters
There are 12 different special effects that can be added to images and videos to showcase your creativity. Pin Hole, Drawing, Fisheye, Punk, Sparkle, Soft Focus, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic Fragmented, Water Colour and Pop Art are these effects that can add a variety of moods to your pictures. But you need to remember that some of these effects work on still images alone and may reduce the size of the image.
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