Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS

Last Updated (16 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ PCMAG

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is a 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom. It features Full HD Video recording with HDMI, Multi-Motion Movie IS, 8x Super-Resolution Zoom and F2.0 Hi-Speed Lens, iHS Technology, GPS & eCompass. The camera also has unmatched rugged durability of Crushproof 220 lbf, Waterproof (12m/40 ft), Shockproof (2m/6.6 ft) and Freezeproof (-10°C/14°F) and has a 3.0-Inch screen with 610k OLED. It measures (W x H x D) 100.2mm x 64.5mm x 26.0mm and weight 221g. This camera got EISA Awards 2012-2013 as EUROPEAN ALL WEATHER CAMERA.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Reviews

PCMAG reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“If you’re in the market for a rugged camera, you’d be hard pressed to find a better one than the TG-1 iHS, so it’s no surprise that it earns our Editors’ Choice award. The camera’s fast f/2 lens, tough design, excellent high ISO performance, and fast-shooting capabilities come at a price, though.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Digitaltrends reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“Low-light shots are impressively clean, and you can push ISO impressively low. On the other end, you tap out around ISO 800 — much farther and things start to get pretty grainy. The same goes with full zoom. But these things are to be expected, really, and its low-light performance is a remarkable coup, especially in an underwater cam.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“Better in most ways than other recent Olympus Tough cameras, the TG-1 features a strong, ergonomic physical design and impressive speed. The Olympus TG-1 boasts a fast maximum-aperture f/2.0 lens, and the images we took with it demonstrated strong detail and decent print quality — even as ISO rose.”
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Petapixel reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“As for image quality, I would say that it’s enough. Again, cameras should be graded based on what they’re intended for. The TG-1 packs a relatively small 1/2.3-inch sensor (a size found in many P&S cams), but the 12-megapixel photos that pop out have accurate color reproduction and decent sharpness”
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CNET reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is out in front, though, with interesting and useful features, fast performance, and very good photo and video quality for a rugged point-and-shoot. Oh, and it’s one of the toughest cameras available, too.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“The lens performs well in a range of conditions, with edge detail well maintained and fringing kept to a minimum. JPEG processing is a little heavy handed though, which causes fine detail to take on a smudged appearance occasionally.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS and writes;
“Images are good, they excel in terms of colour reproduction, with detail not as good as it could be. We also struggled to take a decent panorama shot. If you’re looking for a camera to withstand the extreme conditions, the TG-1 won’t disappoint, if you have the budget.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Features

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is the newest Tough model of rugged, durable camera which offers the World’s First Ultra-Bright, High-Speed f2.0 lens lets you capture dramatically beautiful images in low-light and fast action conditions. It also has a 3.0-inch high-resolution OLED LCD screen with high resolution of 610K dots for excellent visibility outdoors, making the camera is easy to compose the photos result even in bright situations. The screen is equipped with several protective coatings to prevent scratches and cut down on reflective glare.


In addition, the camera offers unmatched rugged durability such as Waterproof that lets you bring the camera down to a new depth of 40ft, Shockproof gives protection to the camera when you are drop it from height of 2m/6.6ft, Crushproof construction ensures the camera and screen won’t break when it get pressure up to 220lbs. Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS also has durability of Freezproof which lets you use the camera at below freezing temperatures up to -10 degrees or 14 degrees, Dustproof lets you use the camera between dusty fields and muddy trails, even in the harshest environments without any problems.


Featuring a high-sensitivity, high-speed 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor which combined with a blazing fast, DSLR-quality TruePic VI image processor ensures the camera has high-speed autofocus. There is an Intelligent Auto which is able to capture spectacular scene and recognize the photos subject, including 2x Super-Resolution Zoom lets you get closer images. Those technology ensure you get exceptional images result with improved light condensing efficiency, less noise and quick response time.

Moreover, the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS comes with a variety of amazing feature such as new Super Sport Mode lets you capture 5 shots in a high-speed burst to ensure crisp shots making the camera is ideal for sport action, Low Light Mode lets you capture beautiful images in low light situation like indoors, sunset or night outdoors. Additionally, the camera is able to record 1080p Full HD videos (1920×1080 pixels) at 60 frames per second directly by use a touch of button. It also allows you playback the video on your HDTV by connecting the camera via HDMI output and control.

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