Satellite Technology For Latest Olympus Tough Camera
- Brightest zoom lens in its class
- Designed for outdoors
- Retains accuracy when knocked
Olympus’ Tough TG-1 is claimed to have the brightest zoom lens in its class and high-speed GPS technology.
This camera is targeted at adventure and outdoor enthusiasts demanding the best in image quality with a robust camera design. Equipped with an F2.0 zoom lens, the TG-1 offers high quality photography in low-light conditions, says Olympus.
Satellite acquisition for location-tagged photography is quicker using new A-GPS technology. The TG-1’s imaging system uses a 12 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, new generation TruePic VI image processor, and Olympus’ latest iHS technology for rapid camera response.
It has a wide-angle 4x zoom lens ranging from 25-100mm (equivalent in the 35mm film format), the internal zooming optical system is designed to retain precise optical accuracy, even when the camera is dropped or knocked.
Digital optics include four aspherical lens elements and special ED glass (Extra-low Dispersion glass), which are claimed to produce good image quality. The TG-1 is for adventurous geo-location photography.
Using its new generation A-GPS system, the TG-1 enables users to pre-load satellite coordinates to speed up satellite-acquisition. Using this technology, up to 750,000 names of various worldwide landmarks from 195 countries can be displayed on screen. The GPS Logger function also enables users to map their route while travelling with the camera via Google Earth.
A built-in electronic compass works with the GPS unit to provide direction, longitude and latitude information in the special Active Gear display mode. Active Gear can be displayed on screen, even when the rest of the camera is switched off. Two optional waterproof lens converters can be attached directly to the TG-1 using an adapter ring (CLA-T01) to provide fisheye wide-angle capability (FCON-T01) and extended telephoto lens reach (TCON-T01).
Other features include:
- Waterproof to 12m
- Shockproof to 2m
- Freezeproof to -10C
- Crushproof to 100kg
- 12 megapixel BSI-CMOS Sensor
- Full HD video recording with stereo sound in MOV and H.264 format
- Reinforced 3-inch OLED screen with 610K pixel resolution
- New waterproof Fisheye and Tele-converter options
Built-in LED macro light