Generally the ruggedized cameras make some compromises as far as shooting modes and optics are concerned, but the great part to note about Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is that it is different from the others. The TG-1 is in fact tough and better than the earlier Tough devices and models.
Features in the camera
The camera’s internal 4X optical zoom lens can easily reach from around 25mm to 100mm and it even accepts fisheye as well as teleconverter lenses. The device is further waterproof and can be used in 40 feet and below underwater, is crushproof to the weight of 220 pounds, dustproof as well as freezeproof to about 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Its iAuto mode is just amazing and can easily detect the subject, lights and the situations to know the scenes that you are shooting, up to 30 scenes like Beach and Snow, Night, Underwater Snapshot, Backlight HDR and Sport and can easily adjust settings for the best of results and images.
Having great status and specs, Olympus has even incorporated the OLED screen as well as the autofocus technology that is also found in the PEN cameras by the brand. The Olympus camera can shoot at the rate of 10 frames per second when you use the 12 MP resolution. Also, it can shoot at 60fps in case you sue the 3 MP resolution. The device is specifically built around the ½.3 inches type 12 MP back lit CMOS sensor as well as the TruePic VI processor that offer the best of output results.
The LED illuminator or camera’s front truly enhances the exposure and focus for the macros hooting experience. This way, the gadget is a great one for the underwater close up images when the light is very scarce. Even the LED illuminator works great with flash in order to help the users illuminate the subject in the low light cases.
What is so good about it?
Even though the device has been announced, it will be made available since July now. The high speed, high sensitivity 12 MP CMOS sensor with DSLR quality TruePic offers high speed autofocus, great Intelligent Auto for the brilliant scenes and the feature of subject recognition. Even the 10x Super resolution Zoom offers jaw dropping pictures in the locations that further make most seasoned and experienced photographers cringe.
Around 4x 25-100mm zoom lens, Olympus has built in the removable surround which permits the users to screw the adapter for the converter lenses. The fisheye lens can be used for great wide-angle shots and the telephoto converter lens can be used for extending the optical zoom. Both the lenses can be easily used with the camera.
So, when you want a camera that is simply the best, go for Olympus TG-1 iHS only.
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Price in India
This Camera is going to release by June 2012 and expected price will be around $399, so expected price in India will be somewhere around 20000 INR.