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,...
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...
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.
Summary: My Christmas present camera had to be returned because it didn't work. Amazon responded promptly, and all things resolved. As it turns out, it might not have been the camera! I purchased a bundle of accessories that appeared on the purchase screen. I particularly wanted the 32G card.
Excerpt: Nice camera. JPEGs are high quality. User interface is simple and well-designed. Using it underwater is very simple, just need to verify that both hatches are double-locked before submersion. The macro mode produces truly spectacular images. It compares favorably with any SLR macro lens.
Summary: The camera takes very nice pictures, but I would make a few improvements. First, the flash is not very consistent. In the same lighting, distance, and composition, sometimes the auto-flash works, sometimes it doesn't. Second, I would like a cover over the lens.
After 3 Months - The TG-1 is the best tough camera I've come across
Terrance S., Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: The Olympus TG-1 is a full-featured, action-oriented point and shoot camera that is not only waterproof/shockproof but also manages to take quality pictures. Ruggedized cameras traditionally sacrifice image quality for improved survivability, but the TG-1 manages both with aplomb.
Excerpt: I own 2 DSLRs and earlier this year I got the OM-D. I never own a compact so the TG-1 is my first. The reason I was looking for a compact was because it was troublesome for me to take out my DSLR or even the OM-D when hiking especially if the weather is wet.
Summary: So far the camera performs very well under the water and above, although under the water the pictures are nice only in clear water (no surprise here). My main difficulty is seeing what I am capturing, as the screen tends to be dark-ish under the water.
Summary: I have only used this camera 1 time so far. The pictures are great! I love all the extra modes. Overall it seems better constructed than our previous Olympus underwater camera which leaked when the door lock was unlocked during gentle underwater use.