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
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: The Tough TG-1 is the latest rugged digital compact camera from Olympus which has a 4x optical zoom f/2 lens which can also be used with special fisheye and tele converters. The converters are both priced at £129.99 with the camera priced at £309.00.
Pros: Extremely rugged, LED Illuminator, GPS & Electronic Compass, Good amount of rubber grip, Bright f/2.0 lens, Solid, metal body, Images have excellent colour reproduction
Cons: Panorama images don't stitch together very well, Zoom range is quite limited, Extra accessories are expensive
Conclusion: Die Bildqualität verhindert eine Spitzen-Platzierung. Die Fotos der TG-1 leiden unter der zu starken Weichzeichnung und dem Schärfeverlust am Bildrand. Schade, denn die Geschwindigkeit und die Ausstattung erfüllen gehobene Ansprüche. Die TG-1 ist robust, punktet mit einem reaktionsschnellen Autofokus, dem kontraststarken Display, einem lichtstarken Objektiv und Zusatzfunktionen wie GPS.