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Olympus TG-1 review

Tough compact with f/2.0 lens

Olympus TG 1 review

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Shooting close-ups with the Olympus TG-1's Macro shooting mode enables you to capture an excellent level of crisp detail.

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The Olympus TG-1's waterproofing means that you can expose it to situations where other compact cameras would be vulnerable, enabling you to capture some unique and interesting shots.

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When you're taking a break from your adventurous outdoor activities, the Olympus TG-1 performs brilliantly in everyday situations too, delivering sharp, faithfully coloured images with plenty of fine detail.

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The Olympus TG-1's Pin Hole Magic Filter adds an atmospheric vignette to your shots: perfect for moody scenes and low-key portraits, for instance.

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Another of the camera's Magic Filters creates an artificial reflection of part of your scene, enabling you to add a convincing water-like effect to your shots.

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The Olympus TG-1's 5fps Sports mode enables you to track and capture fast-paced subjects with accuracy, freezing them in motion.

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Dramatic Magic filter

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Fisheye Magic filter

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Fragment Magic filter

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Miniature Magic filters

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Pencil Sketch Magic filter

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Pinhole Magic filter

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Popart Magic filter

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Reflection Magic filter

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Soft focus Magic filter

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Watercolour Magic filter

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyTough
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameOlympus
DurabilityShock Proof, Freeze Proof, Crush Proof, Dust Proof, Scratch Proof
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG, MOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)230 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Flash Memory Capacity7.90 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3968 x 2976
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLI-90B
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height66.5 mm
Width111.5 mm
Depth29.1 mm
Focal Length4.50 mm to 18 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerOlympus Corporation
Product ModelTG-1
Product NameDigital Camera TG-1
Product LineTough
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberV104090SE000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.olympus.co.uk
Marketing Information

Even by the extremely high standards of Olympus' category-defining TOUGH range of cameras, the new TG-1 TOUGH flagship takes remarkable pictures - and boasts some remarkable features. First and foremost its superb, extra-wide aperture f2.0 high-speed lens that can capture excellent-quality images even in the permanent twilight found 12 metres underwater. Which is exactly where this camera is engineered to excel. The TG-1 is waterproof to 12m, shockproof to 2m, crushproof to 100kg and freezeproof to -10°C. For all-action risk-takers or reef-loving divers, it's peace of mind sealed in a stylish all-metal box. And what a box of high-tech innovations that is. For serious photographers, waterproof fisheye and tele converter lenses are available (via an optional adapter). There's Olympus' iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) technologies, plus a colour-rich, high-contrast, anti-reflective OLED display, GPS and e.compass and three new shooting modes: Low Light, Super Sports and Super Macro. It's an impressive package that puts rival compacts firmly in their place.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • Digital Camera TG-1
  • LI-90B Lithium-Ion Battery
  • F-2AC AC Adapter
  • CB-USB6 USB Cable
  • CB-AVC3 Audio/Video cable
  • Hand Strap
  • World Wide Warranty Card
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution610000 Pixel
Limited Warranty2 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker