Olympus TG-1: Tough Cams Want to Snap Beautiful Photos Too

By Adrian Covert on at

The Olympus TG-1 is the company's latest rugged camera, the successor to last year's TG-810. And though the rugged aspects of these cameras may have hit an innovative plateau, there's always room for improvement when it comes to image quality. That's why Olympus packed a lens with an F2.0 aperture into this durable 12-megapixel beast.

Considering most rugged cams have aperture value that only goes as low as F3.5, the TG-1 will presumably offer sharper images and better low light performance than the competition. Olympus also went and also added a conversion ring mechanism for filters, for fisheye and telephoto shots.

And as expected, this cam has the standard array of rugged features: waterproof to 12m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, and crushproof to 100kg. Plus it comes replete with 4x optical zoom, GPS, Full HD video recording, a 60 frames per second recording mode, a 10 frames per second burst mode, all powered by the same image processor found in cameras such as Olympus' OM-D. The Olympus TG-1 is expected to arrive in mid-July for around £360. [Olympus]

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