Today Olympus announced the TG-1 iHS which has something no other model currently offers: a bright f2.0 maximum aperture. The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS looks like an advanced point-and-shoot camera that just happens to be rugged, thanks to a wide-aperture lens, a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor optimized for low-light shooting, a 3-inch-diagonal OLED display, and 1080p high-definition video capture.
The TG-1 iHS’s internal 4X-optical-zoom lens reaches from 25mm to 100mm, and the camera also accepts separately sold fisheye and teleconverter lenses. On the rugged end of the spectrum, the camera is waterproof to 40 ft. underwater, crushproof to weights up to 220 lbs., freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof. TG-1 will also have high-speed and HDR shooting modes that rival some of the non-rugged competition. The camera will shoot at 10 frames per second (fps) at full 12-megapixel resolution, as well as a faster 60fps at a reduced 3-megapixel resolution, LED illuminator in the front, geo-tagging with GPS and e.compass functions enabling route tracking using Google Earth and Picasa web applications.
The Olympus TG-1 iHS will be available in silver in June for about $399.99.
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