Conclusion: Tough digital cameras usually serve up second-rate photos and videos, but not the Olympus Tough TG-1 (*Est. $350). Reviews say it's a great point-and-shoot camera wrapped in a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof package. "We've heard from countless readers over the years who want a family camera that can go anywhere and do everything without breaking.
Pros: Waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof and dustproof, Vibrant photos and videos, even underwater, Speedy performance, Loaded with features
Cons: Can't shoot RAW files, Limited manual controls
Excerpt: For the extreme adventurer, the risk of snapping a few limbs is all part of the fun. Breaking a bone is one thing, but breaking your camera? Now that’s just downright scary. Capturing your stunts in all their insane glory requires a rough-and-ready camera like the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS ($400) , a well-armored, yet sleek shooter equipped to handle whatever hell you drag it through without sacrificing image quality.
Summary: As mentioned previously, the Olympus TG-1 features a host of technologies aimed at improving performance and, on the whole, these tools perform well. A tough camera is no doubt going to be used in situations where fast and accurate focusing is important, and the Olympus TG-1 is no different. The model’s Advanced iAuto and AF tracking system both operate well and, more often than not, offer accurate results.
Pros: Good LCD screen, f/2 maximum aperture, general performance
Conclusion: The TG-1 iHS has set the bar very high for itself, and we’re happy to say it just about reaches it. Tough cams are an increasingly popular breed, because consumers want versatility — and they deserve it. As compact systems become more and more advanced and thus expensive, we should be able to find something that can check multiple boxes, including being “lifeproof.” You can check that right off with the TG-1, thankfully, without sacrificing too much in other areas.
Pros: Attachment lens options, Quick, easy-to-use settings, Bright, clear display, F2.0 lens is a big help with low-light shooting
Cons: A better sensor and more manual controls are on the wish list, Button click could be harder
Conclusion: The Olympus TG-1 is a solidly built do it all “Tough” camera and it would be easy to see its use in a number of active pursuits. Though at the end of the day it is one thing for the camera to be useable in these conditions it is another to walk away with quality images and video and on this point the TG-1 delivers. The TG-1's features speak for themselves with is generous 3” OLED screen and FULL HD video.
Summary: The Olympus Tough TG-1 produces consistently sharp photos with great colours. It's not one of the cheapest compacts around, but it packs a lot of features, including GPS and underwater shooting capability. The camera is small enough to fit in a pocket or handbag, and produces great images in a wide variety of scenarios.
Excerpt: Over the past few years, we have reviewed a number of increasingly rugged “tough” cameras here on Photography Blog. Of late, camera manufacturers have been devoting more and more resources to this market segment – which is no wonder given the ebbing profitability of the more “traditional” digital compacts in the wake of an onslaught of continually improving camera phones.
Summary: Olympus is out with its new professional Digital Camera named, Tough TG-1. It comes with good megapixel as well as with great zoom. Besides, it has an elegant design and enables awesome video recording too. The image quality is impeccable and it can add great delight to your photography experience.