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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Olympus Tough TG-1
Price: £1,035.69

Olympus Tough TG-1 Hands-On Preview - We go hands-on with the new tough camera from Olympus, the premium TG-1 features optional fisheye and telephoto lens adapters.

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The Olympus Tough TG-1 is the first waterproof tough camera designed with an emphasis on premium image quality, with a bright f/2.0 wide angle 4x optical zoom lens, and 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, it is waterproof to 12 meters and shockproof to 2 meters. It also records full HD video, and can accept additional lens adapters that attach to the front of the camera, with Olympus offering a telephoto and fisheye adapters (shown below). The Olympus Tough TG-1 has an RRP of £359 and should be available shortly.

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Olympus Tough TG-1 ISO test images

ISO100 | 1/13 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 100

ISO100 | 1/13 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 100
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ISO200 | 1/25 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm

ISO200 | 1/25 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm
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ISO400 | 1/50 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm

ISO400 | 1/50 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm
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ISO800 | 1/100 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm

ISO800 | 1/100 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm
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ISO1600 | 1/200 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm

ISO1600 | 1/200 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm
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ISO3200 | 1/250 sec | f/5.6 | 13.5 mm

ISO3200 | 1/250 sec | f/5.6 | 13.5 mm
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ISO6400 | 1/500 sec | f/5.6 | 13.5 mm

ISO6400 | 1/500 sec | f/5.6 | 13.5 mm
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Olympus Tough TG-1 Other sample images

Chemmy Alcott | 1/80 sec | f/3.6 | 11.0 mm | ISO 200

Chemmy Alcott | 1/80 sec | f/3.6 | 11.0 mm | ISO 200
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Low Light | 1/100 sec | f/4.7 | 16.5 mm | ISO 1600

Low Light | 1/100 sec | f/4.7 | 16.5 mm | ISO 1600
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Macro | 1/13 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 100

Macro | 1/13 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 100
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Super Macro LED | 1/250 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 800

Super Macro LED | 1/250 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 800
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Fisheye Landscape | 1/160 sec | f/8.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100

Fisheye Landscape | 1/160 sec | f/8.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100
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Fisheye Portrait | 1/30 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 200

Fisheye Portrait | 1/30 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 200
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Landscape With Building | 1/800 sec | f/3.5 | 6.4 mm | ISO 100

Landscape With Building | 1/800 sec | f/3.5 | 6.4 mm | ISO 100
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Super Macro | 1/200 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 800

Super Macro | 1/200 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 800
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Trees | 1/80 sec | f/2.8 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100

Trees | 1/80 sec | f/2.8 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100
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Water Feature | 1/200 sec | f/4.9 | 18.0 mm | ISO 100

Water Feature | 1/200 sec | f/4.9 | 18.0 mm | ISO 100
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Macro Led On | 1/320 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 500

Macro Led On | 1/320 sec | f/4.2 | 13.5 mm | ISO 500
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Text | 1/125 sec | f/3.6 | 11.0 mm | ISO 200

Text | 1/125 sec | f/3.6 | 11.0 mm | ISO 200
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Fisheye | 1/100 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100

Fisheye | 1/100 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100
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Portrait With Flash | 1/100 sec | f/3.1 | 8.4 mm | ISO 160

Portrait With Flash | 1/100 sec | f/3.1 | 8.4 mm | ISO 160
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Fisheye | 1/80 sec | f/2.8 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100

Fisheye | 1/80 sec | f/2.8 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100
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No Fisheye | 1/100 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100

No Fisheye | 1/100 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100
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Fisheye | 1/125 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100

Fisheye | 1/125 sec | f/2.0 | 4.5 mm | ISO 100
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Olympus Tough TG-1 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
Lens
Max Aperture f/2 - f/4.9
35mm equivalent 25mm - 100mm
Optical Zoom 4x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 12Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 3968
Pixels (H) 2976
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width) No Data
Sensor Size (height) No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 610,000 dots
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Min Focus 1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest 1/4sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity 100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp +/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 5fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS 30
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Wi-Fi No
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type LI-90B Lithium-Ion Battery
CIPA Rating No Data
Box Contents
Box Contents LI-90B Lithium-Ion Battery, F-2AC AC Adapter, CB-USB6 USB Cable, CB-AVC3 Audio/Video cable, Hand Strap, World Wide Warranty Card, Image Management Software
Dimensions
Weight 230g
Width 111.5mm
Height 66.5mm
Depth 29.1mm

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Comments

Graham_Rainham
27 Jun 2012 - 2:01 PM

I saw the new TG-1 last Thursday and was very impressed.

Having had a couple of mjus, as they were before they became "Toughs", as my "always with me" camera, I can attest to the ruggedness of them.

I will certianly be looking for a good excuse to upgrade from my mju1030SW, probably on the basis of the extra low light capability.

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 12:32 AM

Looks interesting. I don't need underwater capability (unless I accidently dunk it in the drink) but a tough, fully rain-proof digicam that can produce good pics tempts. Tongue

Imagine photographing a fish close up with the fish eye attachment! Smile

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