Summary: I ordered this camera a year ago because my big nice digital SLR broke (it's 8 years old). I wanted a smaller camera that I could put in my pocket and take on hikes with my dog, to the dog park, use in the rain of Seattle, take photos of my pet fishes, not worry about it in bars when I go see bands, etc. I researched for a long time and settled on this. I like Canon, and Olympus for cameras. All my analog and digital cameras have been Olympus except for my Canon 20D.
Pros: Takes great pictures, like having the option of a zoom lens attachment. Easy to use overall
Cons: I've had my camera since June 2012 & had to send it back 2x to be fixed. Both times Olympus fixed the camera & sent it back in a timely manner, however it was sent back with a hair inbetween the lens'! This time the function button came off the ba
Summary: Got this about a month ago. Took plenty of pictures with it. Though it is a great lens and it does what is supposed to do, it is not flawless. 2 problems with it: 1. At minimal distance it creates that fisheye effect where the center appear magnified and the corners are not 2. If you need to use the flash with it you can't. It creates a halo around the object you photograph. So, the middle stays in the dark while the outside is illuminated.
Summary: I purchased this camera last year for the waterproof features. It is a great little camera. The IQ isn't bad, but isn't as good as my Canon S95 either. Where it wins is speed - it's FAST! It also takes amazing macro shots... which I just recently discovered. The video is not very good at all. It is noisy with bad sound and very juttery.
Summary: The TG 1-iHs is a great camera for what it was made for. I also have DSLR camera that iuse when I want higher quality photos. The Olympus is great for an underwater abusable camera. One of the main reasons I bought this tough camera was because of the relatively small shutter lag. Many of the tough type cameras were reakly bad for shutter lag. This camera is awesome. I think it is rated at a .3 second shutter lag. It is not noticeable.
Summary: This camera is very easy to use. After taking underwater pictures, it is easy to clean. Just put in clean water for 10 minutes. Takes great underwater photos. I am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: I received this camera for Christmas and love it so far. I am by no means a photographer, but I do go on hiking and fishing trips and wanted a point and shoot that could keep up with me. The Olympus TG-1 is absolutely perfect for me. It's first and foremost a high quality point and shoot, 12 MP with 4x optical zoom.
Great underwater camera with some great picture features
Canyon "'80's Man", Amazon
31 January 2013
Summary: This camera has some very good picture enhancement features that can add some artistic flare to your photos. Like mirror effects, rustic effects and other features. It does a good job at finding faces for face shots and has a really great panoramic feature that actually guides you in positioning the camera so that the scene meshes with the previous shot. The camera produces the panoramic internally so that you don't need to worry about post processing.
Summary: So far I'm really liking this camera. It has a lot of cool features (like a watercolor mode) that I didn't know about up front. I've done a couple videos and haven't noticed the clicking issue talked about in some of the forums online. I've submerged the camera in my pool for pics and video and the clarity is excellent. My only complaint is the light sensor so far.