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.
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
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.
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...
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...
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.
Pros: Good LCD screen, f/2 maximum aperture, general performance
Conclusion: The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS would be a very good camera even without a rugged design. Its go-anywhere design, GPS, fast f/2 lens, and impressive high ISO performance make it our Editors' Choice for rugged point-and-shoot cameras.
Pros: Excellent high ISO performance. Fast f/2 lens. Snappy performance. Accepts filters and conversion lenses. GPS and digital compass. Macro LED light.
Cons: Not the sharpest lens. No dedicated battery charger.
Summary: • Lightweight • Elegant display • Compact & rugged • Video quality is not so impressive • Optical zoom should have been better The Olympus Tough TG-1 Digital Camera Review suggests that it is comes with really enhanced features.
Summary: The Olympus Tough TG-1 is one of the most advanced “tough” cameras in the market. Its remarkable rugged credentials – waterproof to 12m, crushproof to 100kg, freezeproof to -10 °C and capable of withstanding drops from a height of 2m – are paired with a traditional design, down to the inclusion of a...