Prices(Prices as of 11/19/2012)
|TG-1-iHS ||TG-1-iHS with 11-piece accessory kit ||Source|
|$366||Electronics Basket through Amazon (free shipping)|
|$420||Cameta Camera through Amazon (typical shipping $13)|
|$399||B&H Photo Video (Typically free shipping)|
|$5-$25||Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)|
|$15-$75||Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10 |
|$50-$200+||Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10|
|$45 ||Replacement lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack (replacement charger $40)|
|$310 ||Underwater housing (to dive deeper than 40')|
|$60-$120||11-piece accessories kit (extended replacement battery, ac/dc travel charger, 32GB high speed SD mem|
|Weight||8.1 oz. |
|Included in Box||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, A/C adapter, owner's manual|
|Type of Media||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card|
|Sensor||1/2.3" backlit CMOS|
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
|Monitor||3" high-resolution OLED display (610k dots)|
|Video||1080p full HD video recording|
|Flash||Built-in flash (auto, red-eye reduction, fill-in, off) with a range of 7.9"-11.5" wide angle, 1.6'-8.2' telephoto|
|Zoom||4X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom|
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
|Photographic Values||Focal length: 4.3mm-21.5mm (film equivalent 24mm-120mm)|
Shutter speed: 1/4 second - 1/2000 second; night scene 4 seconds
ISO: 100- 3200
|Continuous Shooting||5 frames per second in high-speed burst mode|
|Batteries||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack; about 350 shots per charge|
|Other Features||GPS and e.compass functions for geo-tagging photos|
Up to 30 different automatic scene modes (night, sport, beach, snow, etc.)
12 special filter effects (pop art, pin hole, soft focus, watercolor, etc.)
Several protective coatings on OLED display viewer
Double-lock battery door
2-second or 12-second self-timer delay
|Warranty||1 year limited, parts and labor|
The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at GetOlympus.com.
What People Are Saying:
Critics call the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS a top contender in the rugged point-and-shoot market, one that can slip into a pocket but still survive the knocks and spills of everyday life or exotic travel. User reviews are primarily positive, saying it is easy to use, fast and creates good images in good in low light conditions, although a few find the small dials hard to use and the zoom range somewhat limited.
- CNET: "The TG-1 iHS has some minor design issues, such as a proprietary charging cable, that might turn some buyers off. The bottom line: The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS combines a bright lens, a high-sensitivity, high-speed sensor, and some nice extras to make it a top rugged compact camera."
- Steves-Digicams.com: "The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is the new leading "lifeproof" camera on the market (as of 9/2012). It's upgraded image processor, sensor, lens and abilities perform as well if not better than you will find anywhere else."
- DigitalCameraReview.com: [The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS is] just as durable as the hardiest adventure-ready cameras, but stuffed with the brightest lens we've seen in the class. The hope is that it'll be the first tough-cam with serious photographic chops. In practice, the TG-1 is the most versatile camera in its class. It isn't perfect, but most folks in the market for an adventure-ready shooter should take a look."