Olympus TG-1 iHS Waterproof, “Tough” Camera Announced

Olympus TG-1 iHS

The Olympus TG-1 iHS adds to the Tough Series line of Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof compact cameras.

The TG-1 iHS features a 12MP CMOS image sensor, 4x optical zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent) with a bright f/2.0 max aperture and a 3-inch OLED display.  It can also capture full 1080p HD video and provides a built-in GPS and e.compass. [Read more...]

Olympus TOUGH TG-810 is “Crushproof”

The Olympus TG-810 is the latest in the TOUGH lineup.  As the flagship camera in this line, Olympus has now upped the ante, claiming that the TG-810 is “crushproof.”  Other adjectives that describe this camera’s ruggedness include, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and scratch resistant.  Frankly, I’m a little disappointed that Olympus makes a camera that is crushproof, yet only scratch resistant

All jokes aside, the TG-810 leads headlines Olympus’ lineup of rugged cameras with a 14MP sensor, 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture and a nice 3-inch, 920k-dot resolution LCD.  Additionally, the TG-810 sports a GPS unit and electronic compass, which makes it even more of an outdoor-ready camera.

The TG-810 should be available in April at an initial retail price of $399.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]