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Olympus TOUGH TG-820 & TG-620 Cameras

Olympus release two super-rugged compact cameras.

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Tough TG-820
Olympus Tough TG-820

Olympus have released their next-generation of TOUGH compacts which they say 'set a new benchmark, by combining Olympus’ trademark indestructibility* with superb picture quality.'


Features:


Toughness

  • Crushproof to 100kg*, waterproof* to 10m, shockproof* to 2m and
  • freezeproof* to -10°C for worry-free use anytime anywhere
  • (TG-620: waterproof* to 5m, shockproof* to 1.5m)
  • Sliding double lock mechanism for optimum protection of battery,
  • card slots and ports
  • Metal lens barrier for extra-tough lens protection (TG-620: hard
  • glass lens barrier)
  • Water-repellent and scratch resistant double seal technology
  • Built-in manometer for checking depth underwater (TG-820 only)
  • Improved TAP Control Mode for controlling the camera by tapping
  • or tilting the body, ideal when wearing gloves (TG-820 only)
  • LED Illuminator for lighting up underwater scenes or macro subjects

Image Quality

  • 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm**) for shooting flexibility
  • iHS technologies for capturing exactly the shots you want
  • irrespective of shooting conditions
  • 12 Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor for high-resolution, superbquality
  • full-size movies, stills and prints
  • Powerful TruePic VI image engine for faster recovery time and
  • shutter release plus excellent image quality
  • HDR Backlight Adjustment for ideal exposure when shooting against
  • the light
  • Super-resolution Zoom for digitally extending the range of the
  • optical zoom with virtually no loss of image quality
  • 3D photo shooting mode for striking stills
  • Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots
  • Multi-motion Movie IS for recording Full HD movies with reduced
  • blur while walking
  • 1080p Full HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in the best
  • image quality currently available in compact cameras
  • ISO 100 to 6400
  • Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or
  • stills: Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Soft Focus, Fish Eye,
  • Sparkle (photos only), Watercolour, Reflection, Miniature,
  • Fragmented (photos only), Dramatic
  • Beauty Make-up Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes
  • Advanced Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking for easy
  • setting and focussing
  • Face Detection and Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology for
  • capturing people’s faces just as you want them
  • Pet Detection Mode for automatically capturing dog’s or cat’s faces
  • when they look at the camera
  • Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions,
  • including Landscape, Night and i-Underwater Snapshot
  • In-Camera Panorama for quick and easy panorama shots

Storage & Sharing

  • 3.0 inch 1,030,000 dot Super Precision HyperCrystal III LCD for
  • TOUGH, generating clearer images and reducing reflection even in
  • direct sunlight (TG-620: 460,000 dots)
  • SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible***
  • Photo Surfing and [ib] software for browsing, organising and viewing
  • images by person, place, location or event
  • Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of
  • images to a website or PC
  • HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when
  • it’s connected to HD equipment

Other

  • Built-in flash
  • In-camera manual and in-camera help guide
  • USB charging
Olympus Tough TG-620
Olympus Tough TG-620

The TG-620 and TG-820 have a new 12 Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and a TruePic VI image processor that have improved low-light performance, enhance scene and subject recognition and the cameras respond quicker.

As with all TOUGH cameras these two models are waterproof*, shockproof* and freezeproof*. The TG-820 is also crushproof* to a weight of 100kg. Both feature a 5x wide optical zoom (28mm-140mm**) and super-legible, scratch-resistant 3” 1,030,000-dot HyperCrystal III LCD (460,000 dots on the TG-620) screens. They capture Full HD movies as well as still photos.

Both TOUGH compacts are available from mid- February 2012, the TG-820 for £269.99 and the TG-620 for £229.99.

Visit Olympus for more information.

* Waterproof according to IEC standard publication 529 IPX8. Shockproof
figures equivalent to MIL Standard (Olympus test conditions). Freezeproof
according to Olympus test conditions.
** 35mm camera equivalent.
*** SD is a trademark of SD Card Association. UHS-I is not supported.

Olympus Tough TG-820 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.9 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent28mm - 140mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
Pixels12Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3968
Pixels (H)2976
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1,030,000
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest4sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPSNo Data
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life (CIPA rating)No Data
Box Contents
Box ContentsLI-50B 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
Weight206g
Width101.4mm
Height65.2mm
Depth26mm

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Olympus Tough TG-620 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.9 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent28mm - 140mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
Pixels12Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3968
Pixels (H)2976
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest4sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoNo Data
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life (CIPA rating)No Data
Box Contents
Box ContentsLI-50B 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
Weight167g
Width98.4mm
Height65.9mm
Depth21.9mm

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