Olympus’s New Olympus TG-1 Tough Camera Won’t Leak As Much as This Camera Was Across the Net

The internet previously chose to all jump on the bandwagon and report that the Olympus TG-1 tough camera was about to be announced after a retailer leaked it. What do you know? The camera was real after all. With a sleek chassis and compact body, the new tough camera’s most interesting new feature will be its lens: which opens up to f2.0. Plus it has a 4x optical zoom, 12MP sensor (1/2.3 CMOS, nowhere as big as premium point and shoot cameras), 3 inch LCD screen, tap controls like other Tough cameras, and more. There is also 1080p 30p video recording and it is waterproof to 12m/40ft, freezeproof to -10C/-14F, crushproof to 100kgf, shockproof to 2m and dustproof.

The one major downfall: it doesn’t shoot RAW. Specs and more after the jump.


Model: TG-1 iHS
. Image Sensor: 12 Megapixel – CMOS 1/2.3
. Focal Length: 4.5-18.0mm (25 -100mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
. Lens Configuration: 9 lenses in 7 groups
. Aperture: f2.0 (W) – f4.9 (T)
. Zoom: 4x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
. Super Resolution 8x
. Display: 3.0″ (3:2) 610K Dots OLED
. Focus System: CMOS Contrast Detection
. Focus Range (from lens surface): Normal Mode: W/T: 0.6m-∞
Macro Mode: W/T: 0.1m-∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.01m-0.6m (Standard only, Flash Off)
. Focus Mode: Face Detect AF, iESP Auto, Spot AF, AF Tracking
. Shutter Speed: Auto: 1/4-1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
. ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity): ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, AUTO, HIGH
. Exposure Metering: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
. AF Illuminator: Yes
. White Balance Control: Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Underwater)
. Exposure Compensation: ±2EV(Step:1/3)
. Image File Format: Still Image: JPEG
Video: MOV/H.264
. Number of Recorded Pixels: 12M(3968×2976)
16:9 L (3968×2976)
16:9 S (1920×1080)
. Motion Blur Supression: Dual Image Stabilization
. Image Processor: TruePic VI
. Shooting Modes: Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up Mode, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Underwater Snapshot, Underwater Wide 1, Underwater Wide 2, Underwater Macro, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog)m Backlight HDR)

Magic Art Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic

. Multi-Recording
. Panorama In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames)
. Sequential Shooting Approx.0.6 fps / 200 images (14M)
Approx. 3.0 fps / 200 images (5M)
. Shooting Asist Functions: Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
. Movie Mode: 1080P,720P,VGA
. Image Playback: Still Image: Single, Index-view (5×4), Event-view, Enlargement, Slide-show, Photo surfing
Video Playback: Still/Frame by Frame, Fast Forward, Rewind, Voice Playback
. Playback Edit Effects: Still Image: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment, Beauty Fix
. Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, OFF
. Flash Working Range: W: 0.2m – 3.5m (ISO800)
T: 0.5m – 2.5m (ISO800)
. Self Timer: 12/2seconds/pet auto shutter
. Internal Memory 7.9MB
. Removable Media Type: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (not supported for UHSspeedclass)
Internal Memory
. Outer Connectors: Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D
. Auto-Connect USB: USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
. System Requirements: Auto-Connect USB: Windows XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS 10.3-10.5
. CMOS shift
. Yes
. Power Source: Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (Li90B)
F-2AC (Included). F-3AC Compatible.
. Battery Life: 220 Shots
. Charging Time: 3 Hours
. Dimensions (mm): 100.2W x 64.5H x 26.0D
. Weight (grams) 221
. Proofs: Waterproof to 12m/40ft
Freezeproof to -10C/-14F
Crushproof to 100kgf
Shockproof to 2m
. Other: Electronic Compass

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