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Olympus TG-1

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Olympus Tough TG-1

Pocket Lint
17 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Olympus Tough TG-1 does sell itself on the usual waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freezeproof features, but it comes up a little short as a standalone camera. The f/2.0 lens may sound great but the lack of aperture priority or manual control detracts from its use. Zoom performance is also slow, and while autofocus is quick it’s often inaccurate, while image quality is nothing to write home about. Then there’s the £300 price tag.
  • Pros: Tough, waterproof, f/2.0 lens useful when camera decides to utilise its potential, GPS, converter adapter is fun
  • Cons: Inaccurate focusing, protective lens window smudges easily and can diminish image quality, image quality nothing special, bulky design, limited battery life (could have a bigger battery in this large body), lack of manual controls, awkward zoom control placement
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